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morning. four more years. president obama wins a second term. >> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> governor romney gracious in defeat. >> i ran for office because i'm concerned about america. this electiois over, but our principles endure. >> for the president the hard fought campaign is behind him, but the real work of turning around a troubled and still divided country begins anew today, wednesday, november 7th, 2012. from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from
democracy plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on a wednesday. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie with a late night here on democracy plaza or should i say early morning, but in either case, it wasn't as late as some people expected. >> not to take away from the hours you all put in last night, but fact of the matter is we were thinking that maybe we would come on the air this morning with this still undecided, and it was called fairly early in the evening by political standards in a divided country. >> yeah. >> we should mention that it took some time for the romney campaign to give way to defeat. following that the president followed with his victory speech. >> in the electoral vote, president obama is ahead 303
votes to 206 and we are awaiting results from one state now, florida. if the president were to win the there, that would mark a sweep of all but one of the battleground states. >> that is right, because north carolina went into the romney column. in terms of the popular vote, the president holds the lead with nearly 2.7 million more votes than governor romney. president obama will go to the white house today and facing a divided congress with the republicans maintaining the majority in the house, and while the democrats strengthened their hold in the house. there were some hot button issues, while colorado approved
medicinal marijuana and maine and maryland became the first state to approve same-sex marriage by public vote. well, for the second time i2 mismo sexo, se hizo en voto northeast na is going to be bearing down on the east coast. and kristin welker had a late night covering the obama campaign, and she is joining us from chicago. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, savannah. president obama is waking up as a two-term president. so many thought it would not be possible, because of the staggering economy, but many were to rally the core constituents women, african-american voters and
those who turned out in force to re-elect him. >> reporter: he walked out with his wife and children by his side to saver his re-election. >> a long campaign is now over. and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: the campaign was long and bitter, and the most expensive in history, but the president struck a tone of healing. >> i just spoke with governor romney and i congratulated him and paul ryan on a hard fought campaign. we may have battled fiercely, but it is only because we love
this country deeply. >> reporter: the president pledged to meet with mr. romney to come up with ways to bring the country together. at his boston headquarters the republican candidate spoke for fife minutes also calling for unity. >> the nation is at a critical point and at a time like this, we cannot risk political bickering and posturing. our leaders have the reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: the stagnant economy was the top issue for voters and almost scuttled the president's bid for re-election. and president obama telling the nation, he got the message. >> you told us that you want us to focus on your jobs and not ours. in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges that we can only solve together. >> reporter: still the chicago crowd was electrified as the president delivered a soaring speech in which he thanked all of those who supported him, including his family. >> sasha and malia, before our
very eyes, you are growing up to become two very smart beautiful women just like your mom. michelle, i have never loved you more. i have never been prouder to watch the rest of america fall in love with you, too, as our nation's first lady. >> reporter: the president's daughters are a little taller, and his hair grayer, but in the speech, mr. obama sounded a lot like the man that america first elected four years ago. >> we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states and we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> reporter: and the president also joked that unlike 2008, the first daughters will not be getting a dog this year. on a more serious note, an obama campaign official tells us that the very first phone call that president obama made after romney conceded was to former president bill clinton, of course, one of the top advisers.
the obamas will head back to the white house later on today. matt? >> all right. kristen welker in chicago. thank you very much. peter alexander is at the romney headquarters in boston where there is obvious disappointment. pe peter over to. >> good morning to you, matt. the campaign told me this one stings. it was a deflating blow for a campaign that just yesterday projected great confidence they would win this race. during the concession speech last night, you saw quite frankly short remarks for the governor. he was gracious wishing the obama family well, praying for the president and for his success going forward and you could hear the disappointment in romney's voice for the essentially six-year quest for the white house. he was joined by his wife, ann, and his sons and grandsons were there and including his running
mate paul ryan and his wife janna on stage. but there was little to talk here, because the aides cut the broadcast network coverage, and cued the band to play. and in a nearby hotel, the body man for romney tweeted out this picture saying that governor romney and ann romney having a great time with the grandkids and the words great time were generous considering what we witnessed here. he deeply believed he would win this race. he said to supporters yesterday about an event in pennsylvania, an event that was scheduled at the last minute that he could feel it and he knew that the campaign would end victoriously and when an aide was asked what his last meal would be, and the last meal as he would be watching the returns, the aide responded that he will live beyond tuesday. of course, there is a little bright side to all of this, because it is a new beginning
today and the beginning of the 2016 campaign and officially kicks off, so if it is the same to you, savannah, we will do laundry and get a nap and head back on the trail. >> all of of you for 2016, enough already. well, our political team is hear to break it douchblt andrea mitchell and nbc special correspondent david brokaw and david joins us auz well. it looks like a rout. if you look at the national polling, the popular vote, it looks like a close race. how close is this race, david, and what does it mean for governing? >> well, it malt ultimately was as close, because it looked like the electorate had to look a different way and considerably more diverse, and they could get the voters out despite the fact that a lot of the younger voters and the latinos and others were not as fired up about the president four years on after a
tough four years on, be but they got the folks out to overwhelm the enthusiasm for romney and against the president. there are still a lot of divisions here and we heard it from the leaders on capitol hill last night saying that there is no mandate for the president, but it will be debated. >> and that leads to the next question. we have a status quo election. you wake up with a democratic senate and republican house, and president barack obama and business as usual. does that mean status quo gridlock? in my mind it reminds me of an old expression that it is like winning the pie-eating contest, and the prize is more pie. >> this is a more partisan house, and the democrats did not pick up seats, but lost seats. the senate is a different animal and the democrats did well there, but you have both houses with republican leadership saying, no new taxes, no compromise. there are some people willing to work around that.
you have john cornyn who made a gracious statement and others leaning, and been working behind the scenes. can they come together? and can we find leaders outside of congress? i continue to believe it is the republican governors that end up leading the republican party to rethink its destiny, because it is not in this -- it cannot ignore democracy. >> and i want to talk about the republican party in a moment, because this is not an abstract proposition can they work together, tom, because we face a fiscal cliff and huge issues, and there has to be some kind of compromise. >> well, it is judgment day after the election, and there is nobody in the houser the senate and anyone i know and certainly not the president who wants to go off that cliff come january, because it is going to be a terrible scar not only on those individuals and on the parties, but on this country at a very crucial time. so my guess is that the p president will initiate something reasonably bold and as andrea indicated, it is pressure
from the outside of washington. simultaneously, there is something else under way this morning within the republican party saying that we have to change. we cannot go on like this, because we keep narrowing the base, and there are a lot of republicans, very senior republicans who have had success in the past who lookedt that primary procedure and saw that as a prescription to what happened last night. they were running a retro campaign in the 21st century when things have changed and the obama were running a post-modern campaign with technology and the diverse electorate. >> some republicans say a soul searching and other republicans say civil war, david. >> no question that paul ryan is a leader of the party. were they not conservative enough? the fact is that mitt romney won a historic portion of the white vote in america and suffered a bad loss, because the country has changed and looks different. they have to become a more diverse party with the ability
to shed some of the orthodoxy around taxes, around spending, over the role of government. and this process is going to begin this morning, the soul searching and redefinition. >> all right. andrea, tom, david, i know you will be watching, but i hope you sleep at some point. matt? >> all right. savannah, thank you. chuck todd, political director and white house correspondent continues to crunch the numbers even at this early hour. good morning, chuck. >> good morning, matt. one of the best ways to show the election is the state of florida, and yes, we have it uncalled and all of the remaining vote and it looks like unle unless there is an accident in florida and missing ballots, and it is florida, so you don't know, the president is likely to carry florida, but i want to show you how the demographic time bomb went off and caught the republicans off guard. it happened here in the i-4 corridor and in particular right here in orlando. i want to give you osceola county here. this is a county that the
president won by 25 points and 27,000 votes. just two election cycles ago, this is a county that was won by president bush by 5,000 votes. the big change in this county is an influx of non-cuban hispanics in florida, and this is going to tell you more than anything else that we can go into the other states and talk about how it happ happened a little bit in virginia and colorado, but really florida shows you, because the next place this is going to happen that the demographic time bomb went off, it is going to happen in georgia, the fastest growing bloc in georgia is hispanics, texas, and the state of arizona, and this is where to just add to the storyline here of what the republican party is the facing. this issue with hispanics becoming a 70, potentially a 75/25 democratic voting bloc here is how florida where mitt romney overperformed john mccain
and still lost simply because of the vote. >> and yes, chuck todd using the g gadgets to illustrate what david gregory was just talking about here in the studio. for more, we go to tamron hall who is looking at the nbc news exit polling. over to you. >> well, it is a similar story that you heard from david gregory and chuck todd. four years ago african-american voters were exceptionally loyal to the president, and that is what we saw this time around, and the president getting 93% of the black vote. as much as he did four years ago, and as chuck also mentioned in the latino population, 7 of 10 in the vote, and better than four years ago when he got 67%, there was 10% of this year's electorate compared to 9% in 2008, and obama got two-thirds of unmarried women, but the same percentages at last time and won 60% of voters under the age of 30, and that is by the way less
than 66% from 2008. a gender gap also work s s in t president's favor. he edged among women, nine points, and we are talking about 55 to 44%. you see it there which more than made up for the eight-point loss that he suffered among men. optimism regarding the direction of the economy won out over people's negative feelings that we heard so much about. in fact, 39% of voters said that the economy is getting bet ter. that is a decent numb be, and 29% said that things are about the same and 30% said that the economy is getting worse. among those people, take a look at this number, 88%, a whopping 88% voted for obama. so you see more insight into the numbers and perhaps it is all coming together and makes sin s compared to the exit polls and the final map. >> as we said one of the president's keys to victories is the battleground states like virginia and that state was home to a bitter senate race.
former governor and dnc chairman tim kaine holding off republican challenger. he is with us this morning and congratulations. >> matt, it is great to be back with you guys. >> what made the difference? you heard the experts talking about what made the difference nationally and what made the difference for you and the president in virginia. >> well, matt, first, virginia has moved from reliably red to complete battleground. some people thought that the president's win here in 2008 was a fluke, but it is not as we showed last night, because the president won by three points and i won by about five. the growth of the northern virginia suburbs around d.c. has been helpful, but we are also seeing virginians embracing an economy that is quite strong here. they believe in a balanced approach to dealing with the deficit and especially virginians want people who can find common ground. that is who we are, and that is what it said last night. >> i want to talk about ta common ground, because the electoral numbers 303 for the
president, and we don't know what happened in florida yet, but people will say, does that give him a mandate, and how would you qualify or quantify the mandate that president obama won last night? >> well sh, the way i would say, matt, is this way, the president has a mandate likely with florida, but because the nation put a democratic senate and made it more democratic and republican house and kept it fairly republican, i basically think that the american public is saying to us that we want cooperative government and not all of the levers in one party's hands, and we will force you to work together. we have to work together before year-end -- >> but didn't the public say that after 2008 as well and look at what happened. why will it be different? >> because so much bad will happen by year end if we go over the fiscal cliff, but it is going to bring both parties together for a solution that will springboard into the bigger picture budget deal and second, i was listening earlier that i believe that the republican
party will look into the mirror and decide that they need to work hand in hand with democrats on issues like immigration reform and the future of the republican party, they will not be able to continue to put such a hard base to latino voters, so it will create an opportunity for another significant issue to build bridges early in 2013. >> going back to the fiscal cliff for a second. negotiation negotiations over that, you will have paul ryan, governor romney's running mate, and the chairman of the house budget committee sitting across the table from the president. what do you think that is going to be like? >> well, it is, look, i think that these folks have been in the line of work for a while. there is going to be some tender feelings, but the end of the day, we have to put the country first. nobody wants to see this fiscal cliff without a deal, because the cuts are severe, and the tax increases are severe, and so we have to find a path forward and i was talking to senator webb who is a wonderful senator who i will be succeeding in the senate, and he was reminding me that he was a senate staffer,
and he said, we see these things happening and there is joisting before the election day, but he feels confident we will find a deal, and that deal will start to unleash a shackle on the american economy. congress is the major shackle, the dysfunction in congress, and we see other signs of lift, and we have to have a congress to work together and between now and year-end, that is the opportunity to take that first big step. >> senator elect tim kaine down in virginia. once again, congratulations to you. >> thanks, matt. >> we will have much more on the election in a couple of minutes. >> but we want to get the latest at the powerful storm aimed at the hard hit northeast. and al is in sandy point, new jersey, again this morning. al, good morning to you. >> they built this berm, this dune a mile long yesterday to protect against the nor'easter yesterday to put in an access point and bringing in dump
trucks to bring in more sand to protect against a storm surge. let's show you the northeast, because they are making a way along the new jersey coast and bringing in strong northeasterly winds and wind gusts from 30 to 40 miles per hour, and we are expecting airport delays along the i-95 corridor and expecting storm surge from two to four feet of storm surge along the eastern board. the storm surge is going to be causing problems on the beach erosion, and shore waves of 8 to 12 feet. and we have rain with the system. we are talking about anywhere from two to four inches of rain, but look at what is behind it. along the new york/new jersey shoreline, on into pennsylvania and upstate new york, we are talking about snow. some areas are picking up six to nine inches of snow. the philadelphia area has a winter storm warning in effect
for tonight on into tomorrow. so, big effects due to the nor'easter after sandy pounds the area a wee a week before th. >> 7:22 on a post election wednesday. we're going to see temperatures today right on par with our seasonal averages. 74 degrees in livermore. 68 in freemont. 67 today in san francisco. much cooler weather and rain on the way as we head through your thursday. most of which will come down to the second half of the day. friday, snow levels drop. we could see our first dusting of snow high atop mount hamilton. and savannah, you talk about big trucks to get a big, big job done. >> get out of the way, al. they have a lot of work to do. thank you so much. we will check back in with you in a little bit. just ahead, much more on the
it is 7:26. good morning, everybody, i'm jon kelley. jerry brown's education plan looks like it has passed. the plan is set to raise taxes for high income earners and raise the sales tax statewide. that's prop 30. it is expected to raise a total of $6 billion for public schools and for higher education. now, in addition, state planned cuts will not be going into effect. prop 30's rival has failed and voters rejected a plan to require labels for genetically engineered food. this would have banned companies from marking genetically altered foods as natural. as for proposition 32, it has also failed. it was an attempt to minimize
contributions through payroll deductions. critics called it anti-union bill. our weather now. it looks like it will chill out today. >> it is going to chill out, staying cool like you, jon kelley. 53 to start. napa, 55. pull out that jacket in san francisco. 56 in san jose. also, return of the low clouds reducing your visibility. in the north bay, travel cautions this morning. as we head through the afternoon, look at your highs. 70 in concord. 68 degrees in freemont. staying nice and warm in the east bay. temperatures will drop off quite a bit at the coast today. keep that in mind. pull out that jacket because you'll need it all day long. the rain comes through. we'll be here to guide you through the it tomorrow morning. >> the bay bridge exhibiting the rush hour. also low clouds. you'll see fog drifting around. slow down the east shore freeway.
also very slow east 24 through oakland and over toward the single eastbound bore but now only one lane blocked. westbound, a big distraction, an accident involving a big rig trailer. most of the activity off to just the shoulder. your alternate, you take 580 down to the dublin interchange. we also have slowing for the south bay. look at all this fog. back to you. >> all right, mike, thank you very much. another local update in 30 minutes. till then, you can find all your election coverage nbcbayarea.com. two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun.
i return to the white house more determined and inspired than ever about the work there >> i return to the white house more daernld more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead. this is a time of great challenges for america, and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. president obama and governor romney addressing their supporters after a hard fought campaign and long one, too. the president was e re-elected after taking the electoral and pop popular vote. it is the 7th day of november, 2012 and i'm savannah guthrie along with matt lauer. >> can you take a look at the skating rink behind us, with all of the states decided except for
the one in the foreground, florida, because the outcome is not clear, and we don't know who has won the state. we could have to wait a little while to figure it out. >> we are waiting for votes in the miami-dade area, and an area that the democrats traditionally do well in, and florida has not given us the results yet. >> and this morning, somewhat of a moot point, because the election has been decided the economy was front and center in the campaign, and it will remain a big issue for americans as we move forward. so how is the president's re-election playing on wall street for example? we will get into that. >> and also a big win for the democrats and one of the most contentious, and expensive race, and coming up, we will talk to massachusetts senator-elect elizabeth warren. >> before that, let's go to the nbc capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell with some of the congressional races. good morning, kelly. >> good morning, matt. democrats pulled off a feat that
seemed unlikely in the beginning of the election year. they kept control of the senate and did it despite needing to defeat 23 of their own seats. they did it with big wins and big upsets and the new senate will have more women than ever before. >> reporter: democrats' winning streak started in massachusetts with harvard law professor turned senate elect elizabeth warren. >> for every family that has been chipped at and squeezed and hammered, we will fight for a level playing field and we will have going to put people back to work. >> reporter: warren knocked out republican scott brown who three years ago almost gave the tea party the first big win. he called for bipartisanship, but fell short. >> i promised to be the independent voice from massachusetts and i have never ever, ever regretted any decision that i have made for you. >> reporter: in high stakes virginia, tim kaine defeated
george allen in the most expensive senate race. >> our victory tonight proves that it is the number of people that stand with you, and not the number of zeroes behind a check. >> reporter: red state defeats for republicans in missouri and indiana after tea party-backed todd akin and richard mourndock made comments about rape. and in missouri, incumbent democrat claire mccaskill will continue. >> i will work for you to find compromises to solve problems for every missouri families and not just the families that voted for me. >> reporter: democrat joe donnelly takes indiana defeat from the gop. >> i am not going there as one party senator or the other p party's sewn tor, but your senator the work for your family. >> reporter: defeat in connecticut for republican linda mcmahon who is the former world wrestling federation executive
who spent $90 million of her own money to win. >> i really would have rather won, but we gave it an incredibly tough fight. >> reporter: and a tough night for former bush official tommy thompson. >> not the way i planned it. >> reporter: but wisconsin made history with the first woman and officially gay senator tammy bolden. >> i will stand up for you and ask you to work with me to move the state forward. >> reporter: republicans did take one seat away from democrats in nebraska with tea party-backed deb fisher. >> i thank each of you for placing your trust in me. i will not let you down. >> reporter: so a big night for democrats and the senator elect deb fisher who is a republican will be among 19 women in the senate. in connecticut they have elected at 39 years old the youngest new senator chris murphy, a democrat. and of course, the house has remained in republican hands and
the democrats in charge of the senate, and the republicans in charge of the house, and awful lot of work left to go. >> kelly o'donnell for us, thank you very much. elizabeth warren is the senator-elect in massachusetts after defeatcumbent scott brown. elizabeth warren, it is good to see you this morning and congratulatio congratulations. >> thank you. good morning to you. >> you are the first woman to be elected to the senate from massachusetts and you will hold a seat that was held for nearly 50 years by ted kennedy and at some point as your victory was announced you guaranteed that the democrats would hold the senate and talk to me about the significance of the win. >> well, this is a win for america's middle-class. this is a win for every family that really has been hammered and chip and squeezed for a generation now. i got in this race, because those families need someone else in the senate to fight for them and that is what i am going to do. >> you are going to washington and it is incredibly divided. it has been for a long time. but some people think that it is
as bad now as it ever has been. as you go the washington, are you in the mood to compromise? >> well, the key is that we are in the mood to work. and we have to work on behalf of the people who sent us there. i think that they sent a pretty clear message last night. the message is that they are tired of this, and they have to see the country come together, and we have to be looking at things not for special interests and not for the big guys, but for america's working families. they want to see it work for them. >> and let me go back at that, because are you in the mood to compromise and can you tell me one spific area where you will be willing to compromise with republicans for the good of your constitue constituents? >> sure. that is on the deficit. i look at that deficit, $16 trillion and we have to find a way to bring that deficit down. and that means that we have got to both cut our spending and we have to raise some more revenue. there are lots of room for
compromise in there. >> let's talk about the spending. i mean, your race, boy, it was expensive with estimates of $66 million. if this continues, senator-elect warren, can anything good come out of this in a system that vast amounts off money are required and in some cases trump basic ideas? >> you know, i think that where we are in money is terrible, but i want to say one other part about it, because i think that it is important about this race. we have literally tens of thousands of donors. you know that more than half of the contributes were $25 or less. 80% were $50 or less. so some of these races at least were not just about big money interest, they were also about a lot of folks who said, this matters to me, and i'm going to be part of this. >> massachusetts senate-elect elizabeth warren. congratulations to you. >> thank you. let's get a check of the winter storm that is set to
bring heavy winds and flooding to the the northeast coast that do not need it. al is along the jersey shore. al? >> hey, matt. so, it's time to play "beat the clo clock" for all of these crews who are working to build up the berm and the beach here and get a load of some of the big trucks that they are bringing in to really build up a barrier to break, to make sure that the ocean does not make its way in here. and because, this nor'easter is awfully powerful going to bring in a big storm surge anywhere from 4 to 6 feet possible. and again, even dangerous waves and a lot of wind. let's show you what else is g g going on. it is chilly here in the east. and that is because we have a big trough of low pressure, and jet stream dips down to the south, and high pressure out west. looking out west, the temperatures are anywhere from 9 to 21 degrees above normal. in the east, new york city, and 16 degrees below normal at 41
and 48 in richmond and 58 in memphis, and so you can see that the cold temperatures in the 7:39 on a wednesday morning. the sun's been out for about an hour. we'll have to wait a couple more hours before it breaks through these low clouds in san jose. you might not get out of the fog of the immediate coast today. on shore flow has resumed. temperatures will drop off by about 15 to 20 degrees from yesterday's high. 74 degrees in livermore. 73 in gilroy today. 68 in freemont. 67 degrees in san francisco today. as we head through the next couple of days, the 60s and rain on the way. and that's your latest weather. impact in detail in the next hour. matt? >> all right, al. stay warm. next, how wall street is likely to react to president obama's victory. a little later on, on a lighter
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expect that there will be a reaction that is discernible to the election? >> not radical, and we did go up yesterday, but what is a sense of going on is a devil on wall street, president obama, and an angel that you don't know, and that is wrong. i don't believe there is going to be that much difference of whoever won and the fiscal cliff which could really impact wall street. >> because what you said the devil you know versus the one that you don't reflects that wall street like certainty, and there is not a lot of certainty right now, because we are facing a host of potential cuts and potential tax hikes and what is going to happen, that uncertainty, the drag on the economy? >> well, the unknown says, you know what, don't do anything here if you have an international business, because it is better to do it in asia. don't hire here. hire in mexico. don't start a new business, because it might fail much more odd that it will fail, and certainly, i hate to tell people to change their portfolio, but in a taxable portfolio and not an ira, you are going to pay a huge amount in dividend tax, huge, very bad.
>> well, the president has campaigned on the fact that he wants to roll back the bush tax rates for the wealthiest, and something that other have opposed and we will see hoyt shakes out, but in a fragile economy, what is the effect of a tax hike? >> well, this is a moment of high unemployment and trying to get people up to hire other people, and if you get a tax hike, you don't want to do it. it is just better to wait. that waiting means no decline in unemployment. >> game it out for me, the sectors happy about last night and sectors of the economy that won't be? >> well housing is working. and there is a sense that fed chairman ben bernanke has been keeping it with a flow, and the banks know -- i was listening to elizabeth warren who represents a particular style, and the banks will underperform, and pay more taxes and certainly more regulation.
>> and what can the president do to repair the rocky term? >> he will take the calls of the ceos and nothing tells me that he will. >> all right. we will see. the host of "mad money" on cnbc jim kramer. of course, much more on your show tonight. we will be back with much more including how election night played out online right after this. hi.
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cymbalta can help. go to cymbalta.com to learn about a free trial offer. we are back now at 7:49 on democracy plaza the day after the election. with billions spent, and thousands of miles logged on the campaign trail, it set the stage for a dramatic night, and we have some of it here. >> good morning, now it is your turn. >> we are already seeing lot of traffic at the polling sites all across the country. >> the power is with the people. >> less than three hours, the first polls will close. >> i love election night. >> pull up a chair and get comfortable, because we have every reason to believe that we will be at this for a good long while. >> how good is romney's offense? how good is the president's defense? >> it is a different year and you have to think back to where we were four years ago when we elected the first african-american president. >> this is the most important number of the night, watching
the electoral vote go the 270. >> the key for governor romney is to turn a 2008 obama state into a 2012 romney state. >> i am obsessed here watching orange county. >> it is razor close all night. >> i love eking it out with chuck todd. >> and i love the democrats. >> and the firewall is holding for president obama. >> that wisconsin call is such a big deal, because it is such a ohio away for the president. >> we have been following florida and back to the drama. >> 2,000 beepers are going off for the lawyers in florida rr, because everybody knew it would be a tight race. >> they still use beepers down there? >> and i have been speaking to obama campaign officials who like what they are seeing today. >> one source close to the romney campaign so far, this night is stinging. >> it was not a romantic campaign. >> hang on, chuck. hang on, chuck.
we have critical call. >> yes, we do. >> let's see here. roll them. ohio, president barack obama. >> brian, no what ifs anymore. that is done. >> we have gone from excited to electric. take a moment to take it all in >> president barack obama has become the fourth democrat in the last 100 years to be elected to a second term. >> i so wished that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader, and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> we are not as divided as the politics suggest. we are not as cynical as the pundits believe, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states, we are and forever will be the united states of america.
and together, with your help, and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. >> what a night. as the results came in, the social media web sites were abuzz and a record-breaking number of people weighing in. this is the first twitter election. >> 20 million tweets as of 10:00. >> and 473 per minute which is when nbc called ohio for the president. >> and you know, there was a beating on the social media last night was governor chris christie of new jersey and a lot of people angry about the embrace of president barack obama in the last week, and we have heard his explanation for that.
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the time now, 7:56. good morning, i'm jon kelley. it is good news for san francisco city college. voters passing measure a. that is the $79 parcel tax which will help fund the city college which is on the verge of losing its accreditation now. more than 90,000 students attend city college. also, meantime, berkeley's measure s appears to be passing. measure s bans sitting or lying on sidewalks in commercial districts from 7 in the morning to 10:00 at night. city ambassadors would encourage offenders to just move along. if it failed, police would write up a $75 citation which can be worked off through community service or through counseling sessions. if you've enjoyed the sunshine the last couple of days, christina says you might want to put the window up, it's going to be cold. >> don't drop that top this morning. we also have some drizzle out there. 10 to 15 degree drop-off in your temperatures from yesterday. we're going to continue to drop
off as we head through thursday and friday. a potent storm system on the way carrying some very cold air and rain as we head through the second half of tomorrow. expecting showers over the greater bay area. today looking good, 74 in livermore. we'll key fog clear after about 9:00 a.m. 69 in redwood city. seven day outlook shows you 60s return thursday into friday. 7:57 is rush hour. it's been a rough one, mike. >> good morning. i've just looking over my shoulder. the fog's hovering around here. you'll see some crazy lane chances so be careful out there this morning. here's the south bay. the map shows you how slow it is northbound 101, the red there, as well as north 280, actually slow from 680. that's extra slow, extra long session there for 280. 85 at the bottom of your screen as well. 680 not looking so bad. there's fog through son mom that. just one lane open eastbound. back to you. >> another news update for you in one half hour. good morning! wow.
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8:00 now on a wednesday morning november 7th, 2012, the morning after the election here on the democracy plaza. president obama vowing the best is yet to come in his victory speech to supporters last night in chicago and across the country. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie. al will have more on the storm that is set to hit the east coast, this for the easterner a little while. >> and also, what will four more years mean for the first family and especially the obama girls, sasha and malia? we will get into that. did you see the picture online last night that the president tweeted this, four more years and he has a picture of him hugging his wife which was retweeted nearly a half million times. >> as of 3:00 a.m. the obama "four more years" photo was about to become one of the most
liked photos on facebook. it has to get 2 million likes to do that so we are not sure it will get there, but it is getting a lot of attention this morning. coming up, we will look at what is next for governor mitt romney following this hard-fought campaign. will it be his last political campaign? >> all right. then we will change the subject a little bit for the final installment of the "twilight" saga hits theaters next week. this morning we will catch up with one of its stars. kristen stewart is here to tell us what to expect about the movieaboutme other things going on in her life as well. >> president obama winning the e elek torl college and the popular vote highlighted by the swing states of ohio and virginia and colorado. kristen welker is in chicago covering the president's campaign. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, matt. the expectations for president obama's second term are high, especially given the stagnant economy, but right now he and his campaign are still celebrating. they were able to rally the
president's core constituents, women, latinos, african-americans who turned out in big numbers to send him back to the white house. this is the scene in chicago a few hours ago. the crowd erupted into excitement when president obama and the first family walked out on to the stage. he delivered a soaring victory speech in which he wanted to meet with mitt romney and foster the spirit of bipartisanship to reach a across the aisle to work with republicans on the deficit reduction and immigration reform and jobs. jobs, of course, were the number one job for voters and the economy also costing the president his re-election, and he made it clear he got the message. >> a long campaign is now over. and whether i earned your vote
or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. you have made me a better president. >> now, president obama also joked that unlike 2008, the first daughters will not be getting a dog this year. the first family is still here in chicago, and they'll head back to the white house a little later on today. matt. >> all right. kristen welker in chicago, and an update. savannah has the update on the photo. >> 2.9 million likes on facebook and that is twitter of course, but what a moment. we want to get a check of the ther top stories. we have natalie morales at the news desk. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. president obama will begin the second term once again working with a divided congress. the democrats strengthened the hold of the senate, but the republicans held on to the majority in the house. on other issues maine and maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by public vote.
and also, voters in colorado and washington state became the first to legalize the recreational use of marijuana setting up a battle with the federal government which still outlaws the drug. well, for the second time in over a week, the northeast is bracing for a powerful storm. this is not going to pack the same punch as hurricane sandy, but it does threat toen to caus new flooding and power out ages even as the crews are struggling to repair the damage from last week's storms. lawmakers have subpoenaed the records of a pharmacy in massachusetts linked to the meningitis outbreak. federal officials say that more than 400 people have been sick nated steroid shots from the new england compounding center. 30 deaths have also been reported. at least three people are dead and two others are wounded after a workplace shooting in fresno, california.
police say an employee at a chicken processing plant, 42-year-old lawrence jones moved methodically among the victims tuesday shooting them at close range. he died later apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. officials say that jones had an extensive criminal record and recently paroled. now for a special election edition of what is trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online and as you heard after the victory was called first by nbc news, president obama tweeted the favorite picture of him hugging his wife with the message that read "four more years." it did go on to be the most retweeted tweet in the history of the site and moving the justin bieber tweet into second place. it is hard to come up with a good excuse for not voting after you hear this, thanks to the example set by one chicago area woman. mother to be stopped to vote tuesday even though she had gone into labor with constructions
five-minutes apart. she then drove herself to the hospital. the first-time voter said, i wanted this to be a steppingstone for my daughter. now, that is one incredible woman. and mash-up artist barack stub posted this about how president obama may feel this morning. ♪ you can't touch this ♪ the music hits me so hard ♪ makes me say oh my lord ♪ thank you for bless iing me ♪ ♪ for a mind that makes me feel good shoid ♪ ♪ and the homeboys in the south ♪ ♪ and this you can't touch it >> well, the real m.c. hammer tweeted that by re-electing the president, america is making a huge statement. you have to give them credit for that. back to matt. a lot of hours at the editing machine for sure. we want to get a check on the nor'easter already bearing down on storm-ravaged areas.
al is at point pleasant beach, new jersey, al, your second home. al? >> well, savannah, they have done incredible work along the beach here. in one day, you look down the beach, and you see the eight-foot dune of sand. they took all of the sand on the streets here that we showed you last week, and they collected it and they have now created this barrier and replenishing the beach. pretty amazing stuff. okay. let's look at the nor'easter coming in. we are expecting not only heavy rain, but obviously airport delays along the i-95 corridor from washington, d.c. up to boston. this system is going to be bringing in heavy rain and strong winds which will cause coastal flood iing and beach erosion, and waves of 8 to 12 feet beating against the shoreline and wind gusts up to 65 miles per hour. we also have to worry about rain with this system, and winds. the wind gusts are going to be brutal, and we are also looking at heavy rain and snow. the rainfall amounts along the coast about 1 to 2 inches which
is not the worst of it. as colder air is drawn into the system, it is going to be bringing in some heavy snow. we already have winter's weather advisory and the winter storm warnings in southern new jersey in the pennsylvania area and the philadelphia area, and we are looking at heavy snow, and northern and central new jersey on into new york state. and the weather service, and i should say that the weather channel has named the storm as they are going to be naming the winter storms, and this one they are calling athena. . 8:08 on a wednesday morning. taking a live look at a cloudy san raphael. temperatures are going to be cooler as a result of the low clouds and onshore flow. on par with the seasonal averages. 68 in fremont. 67 in san francisco. then we return to winter thursday into friday. temperatures drop off. we are expecting rain showers tomorrow afternoon and all the
way through friday morning and low snow levels. >> and that's your latest weather. al, i feel like i have not seen you for months, because you been out there way too much. get back to see us, okay. >> i don't know, i think tomorrow we are dealing with snow. >> all right. then i will see you next week. e week. >> up next. what can we expect to see from the first family over the next four years. and kristen stewart will be here live to talk about all kinds of things, but first these messages. in america today we're running out of a vital resource we need
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obama began his victory celebration with his wife, michelle, and daughters malia and sasha on stage with him. their appearance was brief but significant. like all presidents obama's family is key to his success. for generations of americans, the kennedy white house is the iconic standard for the first family. young and beautiful, their two-child home represented an timely american portrait. >> a sense of hope was always depicted and portrayed by those many, many photographs of the children playing. >> ignition. >> reporter: as the space age took off jackie kennedy stood at the forefront. the world of fashion and arts and culture and her grace softened the hard edge of some of president kennedy's toughest adversaries, like the soviet union nikita khrushchev. in the tragedy of her husband's death, jackie kennedy led the country
through grief, her son providing a tribute, more eloquent than any other words. >> other first families found themselves in the thick of policy and symbolism. >> i just want to thank you for making kids say no to drugs. >> reporter: nancy reagan championed the anti-drug just say no campaign. her son ron was a striking contrast to his father's rugged conservative image making headlines with a risque appearance on "saturday night live" ♪ take the old records off the shelf ♪ >> reporter: as first lady hillary clinton led a bold attempt at health care reform. her daughter chelsea stood as a steady presence through the highs and lows of eight years in office. away from the political arena, the first families have always provided welcome opportunities to see the commander in chief as just a husband and a dad. ♪ it's a beautiful day >> reporter: like the kennedys the obamas swept into the first term on the promise of hope. mrs. obama has delivered as a motivated campaigner in the battle against childhood obesity and promoting the cause of
military families. and now with four more years ahead the first family continues to be the president's strongest base of support. >> when we sit down for dinner, he is there for me, for sasha and malia and there as a dad and that's one of the many reasons why i love him so much. >> reporter: in their first term the obama children were protected from overexposure. that is easier to do when the girls were younger. now the president has to deal with something that all parents can relate to, adolescence. savannah? >> teenagers. andrea mitchell. >> reporter: teenagers. >> thank you so much. washington correspondent for "people" magazine joins us. sandra, good morning to you. now a first family heading into a second term. generally do you see changes in how things are? does the family feel liberated, loosened up in a second term in. >> i do think without that re-election cloud looming, you know, they feel a little freer to kind of follow their hearts but also, you know, with malia
entering the teenage years and, you know, high school, she's going to be looking at colleges before the end of this term. i do think they will draw the curtain of privacy around the girls a little bit more, you know, now that we aren't showcasing so much their family life for political reasons. >> at the same time, a little harder to do that, right, when the girls are teenagers. you can't lock them up in the white house. they may want to go out and do their own thing. >> and they will, and just like jenna did and chelsea before her and the press has really respected, the mainstream press has really respected those boundaries. we don't see the girls out, though they are out with their friends at movies and things around d.c. that we don't see because the cameras look away. >> let's talk about the first lady. she's extremely popular, one of the most popular members of the administration. she's taken on a couple of pet issues, childhood obesity, military families. do you see her adding on issues, and maybe taking on things that are a little bit more controversial, taking more of a stand. she has played it a bit safe. >> i think she's not only going to take on new issues.
she's talked about adding were -- women's health to her portfolio of causes while she continues to build let's move and her childhood obesity initiative and military family initiative. but also i think she will take on a new role. yesterday what none of us on the national level saw is she spent hours doing radio and satellite tv interviews and turning out the vote, and she has become such a sort of asset to the president and deliverable that i don't think the west wing is going to let her go very easily. she may very well be out there on the -- out there with the public explaining her husband's policies in the way that everybody agrees he didn't do very well himself the first term. >> and by the way, she was a reluctant political spouse, didn't embrace it right away, but she seems to have done so now. good to get your perspective, thank you. still ahead, what the future holds for mitt romney. up next we'll switch gears and catch up with "twilight" star kristen stewart. catch up with "twilight" star
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$2.5 billion later in ticket sales, the final installment of the franchise is about to hit thesers. >> it is called the "twilight" saga "breaking dawn part 2," and in this one she's now a mother, a vampire and ready to live her life. >> welcome home. >> we thought you guys might like a place of your own. >> what do you think? >> i think it's perfect. >> go inside. >> this is our home. >> vampires don't sleep. >> it's not intended for sleep. >> kristen stewart, good morning, nice to have you back. >> thank you. >> so we were chatting a little bit in the commercial break here, and were you saying that,
you know, okay, there's a bit of melancholy here. you're happy that the story has been told. a lot has changed with bela but the instant it was over you missed it. >> yeah. to have five years with one main focus, it's -- it's just different, five weeks, five months, so, yeah, i definitely -- i'm okay walking away but at the same time the i could -- i could keep it for another five. >> well, add together degree of difficulty for you, the last two movies were shot together, as i understand it, so in one movie you're human and pregnant and in the next movie you're kind of a butt-kicking vampire. was it hard to make that adjustment every day? >> yeah. i -- i was really lucky. playing bela for so long as a human really helped me play her as a vampire, didn't seem like a huge leap into fantasyland. it was a natural step for her, not to be cheesy, she really was
born to do that. she, she. >> the character there, make a distinction. >> she's really, really strong and a character and, you know, the strength that you see as being a newborn vampire to, you know, being very self-assured, so how did that change your perspective in playing it that way? >> it always felt like if you took the fact that she was a vampire away, a fully realized version of who you always knew she could be. always self-assure. fear is a funny thing at that age. it can be a motivator or cripple you and bela has always been the type of person who once one of those walls are broken down, she doesn't want to build it back up. she lends herself to -- >> kristen, you have so many fans, and they will mad at us if they don't ask you and they follow your life and want to know are you back together with robert pattinson? >> funny you mentioned that.
i'm just going to people watch whatever little movie they would like to think our lives are and go for, you know, keep them guessing, i always say. >> we'll do that. the movie once again, good morning to you. 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. the local election update. governor jerry brown getting ready to address the media about his education programs. he will hold a news conference at 11:00 in sacramento. earlier this morning, it was predicted proposition 30 would pass. look at our leader board. 54% voting in favor of it and 46% voting no. coming up at 11:00, we will have a live report from the news conference as we have reporters in sacramento. right now, let's check the
morning commute. it is still messy. we can see it here at 880 northbound past the coliseum jamming up into downtown. imagine how slow it is there. 580 is worst westbound past highway 13. still slow eastbound 24. all lanes are open after the earlier big rig trailer and six-car accident. westbound is slow. there is the peninsula. fog is making it slow. tough to see there. >> tough getting over that cold. we will have another local news update in half an hour. for your election results, go to nbcbayarea.com. have a great morning. ♪
8:30 now on this wednesday morning. it is the 7th day of november, 2012. out here on rockefeller plaza. our crowd is here on this post-election day. another big day coming up. >> yeah, but can i say, you know what? you can feel it's going to be nasty. >> yeah. >> it's got that feel in the air. >> dampness. there's the wind. there's the dampness and like a pressure you can feel. >> why are we here outside? >> because they are out here.
>> well, can you hear the music over our happy crowd. we've been playing one direction and that is our way of reminding you they will be here next tuesday live on our plaza. it is going to be a tween event. >> on my ipad, that's all it says. tween event. >> and also that poster you have had your dressing room, the neon one. >> yes. >> also ahead, it's been an extremely hard fought and long campaign for president, so the question some people might be asking this morning is where does mitt romney go from here? we're going to take a look at that in just a couple of minutes. >> all right. one of the issues on the campaign, jobs, a lot of people unemployed. where do you go? where do you find the jobs and we'll tell your best bet if you're starting the career or nearing the end of it. >> all right. if it feels windy and cold here, imagine how it feels along the beach in point pleasant, new
jersey. al is hiding in a dump truck apparently. >> oh, you're not in the dump truck. it's just the angle. >> no, no, exactly. that's me. i'm bob the builder. we can fix it, yes, we can. that's what the ocean county workers have been doing. dumping sand that was on the streets, deposited by sandy a week ago. taking it. building this dune in one day. this eight-foot dune. it stretches about a mile all the way out to protect from the effects of this nor'easter that the weather channel has named athena. they are naming winter storms this year. let's see what we've got today. we're looking at this nor'easter affecting the northeast with lots of rain, wind. later on interior sections seeing up to 10 inches of snow possible. fog through the great lakes. mountain snows pacific northwest. sunny through the southwest and some fog in central california. sunshine through the gulf coast. tomorrow a mix of rain and snow
pacific northwest. rain making its way down the california coast. rain through the northern plains. sunny and mild through the gulf coast but we are looking for a mix of rain and snow throughout northern new 8:33 on a wednesday morning. thick low clouds make for a slow drive over the golden gate bridge. we have improvement when it comes to low clouds in san jose. clouds are breaking apart. we are expecting sunshine about noon. 69, that's it in santa teresa. down by 20 degrees from yesterday. we will keep on dropping the temperatures. 50s return thursday and friday with showers. >> that's your latest weather. coming up at 9:00, matt, i'm going to ride in the front end load remember? good. live out all your childhood fantasies, al. appreciate it. when we come back, what's next
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add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. as we come back on this morning after the election, we're looking at some of the tweets people have been sending us about the night that was. and after coming so close, the question now is where does governor romney go from here? well, "today" national correspondent jamie gangel is taking a look at that this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. no question there's going to be a lot of time spent reviewing and analyzing what went wrong, but down the road expectations are myth romney will return to private life. in the final days of campaigning mitt romney seemed to believe victory was within his grasp. >> when i am president -- >> reporter: aides talked about a different mood and confidence. >> this is exciting, you know
that. >> reporter: but as the results tipped towards president obama romney had to face the reality that he has lost his second presidential campaign. >> i think he understands here, too, whenever you enter a race like this, there's a chance you are going to lose and you have to be able to deal with it. he will. >> reporter: no question the defeat will be painful, with the second guessing. was it because of his inability to connect with everyday voters, his gaffe. >> 10,000 bucks. >> i like being able to drive people. >> ann drives a couple of cadillacs. >> reporter: or because of this, his new video. >> 47% of americans pay no income tax. >> mitt romney will regret the remark he made about 47% of americans not wanting to pay income taxes. that's one of the things he could have avoided. >> reporter: at 65 romney could run again, but in the past he's dismissed that as unlikely, and his wife ann recently ruled it out. >> is that the end of politics for you and your husband? >> absolutely. there -- we -- he will not run
again. >> reporter: even if they were interested, presidential historian michael beschloss believes the gop will move on and quickly. >> mitt romney will now, unfortunately, for him be cited by republicans as our problem in 2012. some republicans will say he wasn't conservative enough. that's why he lost. other republicans will say he was too moderate. that's the conflict we're now going to see for the next four years. >> reporter: most speculation is that romney will return to private life, spend time with his family, perhaps go back into business. >> romney has some advantages as the loser that other men in the past have not. he's already independently wealthy so he doesn't have to go out and find a job. >> reporter: that said, whatever romney ends up doing, most politicians at mitt it takes more than a little while to recover from defeat. if his concession speech was any measure, mitt romney will
publicly handle this defeat with tremendous grace, and savannah, i thought it might take 24 hours, but very early this morning i already heard speculation start about the presidential field for 2016 so it's never too soon. that's what we're going to be doing. >> jamie, it was actually about 24 seconds. i was up last night. that's how long it took. thank you so much. good to see you. >> sure. >> well, how are the election results playing overseas? nbc's michelle kosinski is in london with that part of the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, savannah. it's been surprising to see the level of coverage here, and peel around the world staying up all night to watch the results and celebrate them. talking about how they see this election as important to their own futures, and the vast majority of them here pulling for obama. in britain, special coverage of the american election started close to midnight. >> "titanic" struggles.
>> reporter: with depth and detail. survival that within the u.s. marveling an ocean away at the american passion. >> they must be absolutely -- >> big turnouts across the country. >> reporter: americans perfectly cheerful, they said, to wait in line for hours to cast a ballot. here in london, an all-night watch party at a pub still carried this enthusiasm at 4:30 in the morning. >> nobody can deny the special relationship that we have with america. britain and america are one in the same. world leaders have to have a good rapport with each other. >> as women as well, we had real concerns about romney getting in. there were a lot of issues we didn't feel comfortable about, so while we didn't have an actual democratic say in the outcome, you know, we have a lot of interest. >> reporter: the world participated in this election as much as it go. in pru, kenyan witch doctors, all walks of life, watching closely in miscou, berlin,
beijing. israelis rallied behind romney after he said he'd support israeli action against iran, but some analysts estimated if the world outside u.s. had a vote it might go anywhere from 75% to 90% for obama. many seeing the american president as a force for peace as well as growth. >> the first is the economy. you have to remember that the u.s. is now recovering in a way that europe is not, and we look to you as a source of stability and growth for the rest of us. >> reporter: in paris they voted with their palates piggott an obama burger against a romney omelette and the town in japan declared obama for obama and in kenya where obama's father is from women have been giving thai newborns, the latest michelle obama, brian obama. >> we are now extremely excited. we are happy. >> reporter: in a village of kogelo his step-grandmother sarah said he's worked hard.
people on the rest of this planet celebrating their vote for ones they couldn't cast. world markets also responded positively this morning, and only hours after winning his next term, obama got his first order of foreign business courtesy of british prime minister david cameron saying he wants obama's help to do more to protect the people of syria, put more pressure on the assad regime and assist the rebels. savannah. >> just one in a long to-do list for the president. thanks, michelle. coming up next, big issue in the election, jobs. how to find them no matter what your age. but first this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go
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headed and where to find work. jean chatzky is "today's" forecasts editor and author of "money rules" and sharon epperson is cnbc's personal finance correspondent. ladies, good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> the voting is still over, but there's still 7.9% of the american people looking for work. >> in fact a cnbc survey showed just this week that 27% of the public has lost a job or someone in their household has lost a job in the last four years, so this is top of mind for so many people. >> we're going to break this up into different age groups, okay, and we're talking about the people in their 20s. they are just embarking on their career. you actually think there may be some good news for this age group. >> absolutely. the folks at careerbuilder.com do a survey every year where they ask employers if they are planning on hiring college grads. 54% said yes this year. that's up almost ten percentage points from the prior three careers. >> and if you've got a degree in business or you have some kind of a technical degree, have you a leg up over the competition in that age group. >> absolutely no doubt.
but if you don't, you have to figure out how to take your skills and apply them in these areas that actually seem to be hiring. >> and let's not leave geography out of this. i mean, you can't just look and say, okay, here's my resume, i want a job. there are certain parts of the country, certain cities where you're going to have a better chance. >> right. we're talking about new york and washington, d.c., chicago, boston. if you are in your 20s, you're mobile. you don't typically have a whole bunch of responsibilities. this is when you go where those jobs are, particularly to those cities where there are more jobs than there are unemployed people. >> let me bump into the next age group then. now we're talking about workers in their 30s, all right. they want to find those jobs you just talked about, but they may not have training in those areas. they have already started their careers in other areas. what do they do? >> they go back to school in many cases. we've seen trade school enrollments really pop because nine months to a year you can get a lot of those skills that
you need. >> getting a certificate or accreditation to do certain jobs, that can definitely help. you may think i already have a college degree, a masters degree, why do i need to go back to school, you need the extra credential. >> just to back up the geography thing that we talked about. when you look at the overall job picture based on job postings, washington, 1.3 job postings for every one unemployed person, san jose, boston, raleigh, north carolina. >> and, again, have you to make your skills fit the jobs that exist, but this is where you're going to have a better shot. >> sharon, how much should people in this situation be considering temporary work? >> well, i think they definitely should. if you need a job, you need a job, and often these temporary jobs can lead to full-time employment. what we're seeing right now with the holiday season coming up is a lot of retailers in particular and many companies are ramping up their staffing for the holiday season, and, in fact, a lot of -- one survey from snagajob.com found 50% of managers are ramping up their hiring and instead to keep those
workers on perhaps full-time. >> take me into the next age category, and i mean by no offense to that. now we're going to talk about these people who are looking for jobs. they are in their 50s. what stands out? >> well, what stands out is the 1.9 million people in that age group that are still looking for work and what they really need to do is use the skills that they have and transfer them to other industries. they may also want to think about -- >> in other words, you've got experience. >> got experience, exactly. the areas you want to look at, energy, health care, look at financial planning and accounting and look at information technology, and think about the fact that if you've been laid off in financial services, maybe you can take those skills into the health care field. maybe can you go into sales at a hospital and you were doing that in financial services. >> and as long as -- i'm an equal opportunity here. now we're talking about these 50-year-olds so they are looking at retirement on the horizon. >> they are. >> so it's important that they find work. it's also important that this stage of their lives they lower their cost of living. >> which may mean moving to a place where the cost of living is substantially lower, or if
not, this is a time to trade down. this is a time to trade into a lower cost lifestyle so you then can save for retirement. >> that's a biggest change that a lot of people in their 50s need to make, and that's thinking about how they can really downsize their life, whether it's a home or whether it's moving to another place and one of the things we found on the cnbc survey is when you look at where the jobs are being created and where the cost of living is low, states like oklahoma, tennessee, texas, some of the states that you want to look at. >> real quickly, which of the age categories we just talked about would have any advantage, if any, in forming or starting their own small business at this stage. >> the boomers definitely because you have the experience. you already have the expertise and now is the time to start your own business, and we're seeing the numbers. doing it -- >> it's risky though. >> it's risky. >> if you've got a job. don't quit a job to start it at business. you do it at night, moonlight and get into it that way. >> an encore career, start it while you're working, something you've always wanted to do and trying out and definitely do
them at the same time. it's really important to always be thinking about what that encore career could be so you don't find yourself out of work for a long period of time. >> good information on a subject that will continue to make headlines. sharon epperson and jean chat y chatzky, appreciate it. need to get away? top destinations in the country [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent.
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>> this morning on leonard's look of paint jobs that transformed a town. a town that went from drab to dazzling with a little imagination and a few paintbrushes. >> reporter: i had promised to return when the colors had transformed the landscape. when the last lingering clouds of doubt had finally given way to the vividly radiantly, brilliantly simple view that a basic change of colors could miraculously alter the fortunes of a small village. >> it was a miracle, you know. >> now everybody wants those colors. >> reporter: colors that have brightened the buildings and the prospects of centersville, new york, a rural community 50 miles south of albany. ten years ago before its multi-year do-over, tansersville was a drab and standard portrait of your over the hill country town, not an acceptable sight
for eleanor patterson, a native of south africa and the most colorful residents in tannersville. how can i make such a grandiose claim? i've been to her house. let's just say that elena is drawn to color. >> clearly. >> reporter: so are lots of other people, as elena, her husband and two sons have witnessed over time while viewing carload after carload of strangers drive by their hard-to-miss home in the nearby woods. >> that made me think that this is clearly something we need to do in town. >> reporter: lure the visitors with alluring colors and don't hold back. make a statement. make a splash. what's the worst that could happen? that was elena's bold proposal ten years ago to the often he is tants merchants and landlords of centersville. skip pratt, owner of an unoccupied building on a street corner was the first to let elena have their wired with this tired looking structure. >> always some people that don't
like the idea of change, but we needed a change. >> and people were up in arms after the beginning, especially after the first coats of paint went on. >> reporter: a creative conflict that first drew me to centersville back in the summer of 2003. after my initial story aired more media attention followed and that prompted more business owners to take the colorful plunge. the tide shifting and investment dollars from the royce family funds and other groups spurred a movement to preserve and rehab old buildings, including a renovation of this one shuttered orpheum theaters where musicians and dance troupes now appear. last summer musicians from new york city traveled to tannersville to lead a week-long workshop for local and visiting schoolchildren. adding yet another layer of artistic value to a village and region blessed with yearly reminders that human are naturally drawn to the spectacle
of change. in the adjacent village of hunter, new york, kenneth hamrick, director of the piano performance museum, plays the same piece of music on pianos made from different materials, by different-makers in different eras to make the musical point that it's the variance in tone and shading which makes life interesting. >> we don't want uniformity. >> not at all. >> exactly, and you haven't seen the end yet. >> reporter: for "today," mike leonard, nbc news, tannersville, new york. >> colors look awful good to us. >> beautiful. >> when the storm comes here. going to get gray here in a few minutes. >> it is. we can feel it, too. just ahead, the drama of the presidential race and how it all unfolded last night and, of course, well into this morning. >> much more ahead on a wednesday morning, but first
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and we're back now with more of "today" on a wednesday morning. it's the 7th of november. it's 2012. it's cold. it's dreary here in the northeast, and we are bracing for some more nasty weather. this is i guess winter storm athena is what they call it right now, and it's coming up the coast just when we don't need it. as a result we don't have a lot of people outside anymore. >> can't blame them. >> i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and willie geist. just ahead we'll be talking about the day after. >> we're here. a hard-fought battle but campaign 2012 is now one for the record books. president obama will return to the white house for a second term. we're going to have the latest from the campaign and take a look at how it all unfolded. >> and then the world's best travel destinations voted on by the readers of conde nast
travelers. i bet you guys a crisp $20 bill that you can't guess the number one. >> i bet you were close to saying i bet you $10,000. >> best in the u.s. or worldwide? >> the u.s. >> the readers' favorite city. >> we'll do a gentleman's bet. i'm going to go with san antonio, texas. >> respect your answer, but it's incorrect. >> san francisco. >> incorrect. >> one of the ones -- that's been like number one. >> that's moved on to number two so we'll get that to you. >> where was san antonio? >> it's a tease. >> come on, let's go. >> give me number three. let's get a check of the top stories this morning with natalie over at the news desk. >> good morning, matt, savannah and willie, good morning, everyone. an historic night as president obama wins a second term in the white house. the commander in chief addressed the cheering crowd in chicago after picking up more than 300 electoral votes. nbc's kristen welker hats very latest from chicago. good morning, kristen.
>> natalie, good morning to you. after months of campaigning and spending record amounts of money, president obama declared victory. there is a lot riding on this second term, especially with the stagnant economy. just a few hours ago there was only celebration here in chicago. this is what it looked like. the crowd here erupted into excitement when president obama and the first family walked out on to the stage. he delivered a soaring victory speech in which he pledged to meet with mitt romney and also to work harder to foster a spirit of bipartisanship by reaching across the aisle to work with republicans on deficit reduction, immigration reform and jobs, jobs, of course, were the number one issues for voters. the economy almost costing the president his re-election. he made it clear he got the message. >> a long campaign is now over.
and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you, i have learned from you, and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: now the president also joked that unlike 2008 the first daughters will not be receiving a dog this year. on a more serious note though, a campaign official tells me that the very first phone call that president obama made after governor romney called him to concede was to former president bill clinton, of course, one of his top surrogates during this campaign season. the obamas will head back to the white house a little bit later on today. natalie? >> all right. kristen welker in chicago, thanks so much, kristen. as the votes rolled in on election night, the republican party retained control of the house while the democrats held on to the senate, and another closely watched races consumer advocate elizabeth warren beat out scott brown to become the first female senator from massachusetts. in missouri republican todd akin lost his bid for senate after his controversial comments earlier this year about women
and, quote, legitimate rape. in illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson jr. has been re-elected to his post despite a lengthy absence and his current stay in the mayo clinic. and in maine and maryland, voters approved measures to allow same-sex marriage. and in colorado and washington state, residents voted to legalize marijuana, a measure massachusetts was also approved to allow medical marijuana use. just a week after getting slammed by superstorm sandy, new york and new jersey are bracing for yet another new storm. hundreds of flights in the area have already been cancelled, and airlines are evaluating how many more will be grounded. in low-lying areas police are using loudspeakers to tell residents to move to higher ground, and hundreds of nursing home residents in the hard-hit rockaways have already been evacuated. one ray of hope. weather experts now say this nor'easter may be weaker than originally expected. after indicating that he would not voluntarily attend a
congressional hearing this month, house lawmakers have issued a subpoena for barry kaden, the director of the massachusetts pharmacy at the center of the deadly meningitis outbreak. 30 deaths have been blamed on the outbreak and more than 400 people have been sickened by tainted steroid injections distributed by the compounding facility. the former president of penn state university is set for arraignment today as graham spanier's criminal case begins. he's charged with perjury and attempting to cover up the jerry sandusky sexual abuse scandal at his school. spanier denies the charges against him. a name for a new baby lion cub born just last week in china. this is twen twen which means spring. both of the cub's parents are yellow lions making the coloring
unique and beautiful at that. now back with another check of the weather with from point pleasant beach, new jersey. >> a week ago we were standing on a dune that eventually got washed out and the public works folks here worked all night taking sand off the streets and created a new eight-foot dune that runs about a mile to try to protect against the effects of this nor'easter which the weather channel has named atheep ar atheepa. take a look and let's show you what's going on. airport delays from the i'd 95 corridor from boston all the way to washington, d.c. we're in fact getting rain here in point pleasant beach. we're worried about the storm surge. that's why they put up this berm, this do you know, to try to protect against the storm surge that could be anywhere from 3 to 5 feet, 8 to 12-foot
waves, peach irose and coastal flooding. wind gusts of 65 miles per hour, and we are also talking about rain, and, yes, snow. along the coast, anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of rain, but you get inland, and we're talking about upwards of 2 to 6 inches of snow from philadelphia up into northern new jersey and some isolated spots could get up to anywhere from 9 to 12 inches. that's what' here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> 9:07 on a wednesday, i'm christina loren. hopefully you're off to a great start this morning. we are seeing some blue sky here. you're going to have to wait for that sunshine right at the coast and arnd the bay. probably until about noon today and then the fog is going to roll right back in, 5:00 to 8:00 tonight. 74 degrees in livermore. 68 in free month. and 69 in redwood city. about 67 in san francisco. we're done with the record breaking warmth as of tomorrow. feeling like winter around here with rain on the way.
>> and that's your latest weather. now back to the gang. nice and warm. >> but you're doing a great job, al. >> he is. hang in there, al. coming across the street a few minutes ago, gusty and flurries, snow flurries. >> got a future as a weather man. >> was that good? >> low pressure moved through. >> stay around for your five-day outlook. let's go to today's "take 3," the three of us share our take on the three stories catching our attention and yours. where else could we begin but with election night last night. curious, savannah. you were there covering it and natalie looking at this pretty close. >> poor thing. probably so exhausted. >> not responsible for what comes out of my mouth at this point. >> natalie, what jumped out for you? >> what i loved watching and what really made the biggest impression last night is we all realize over the course of the election but how much the landscape has changed. i mean, everybody said it over and over again. the latino vote last night made a huge difference. back in the day we talked about the soccer moms being all the
difference. here it's the football mami that made the difference. >> natalie has coined a term there. 7 out of 10 latinos voted for president obama, and if you look at -- really showed you the minorities are now the majority. 9 out of 10 who are black voted for president obama. 59% of young people so the youth vote made a huge difference, and single women, two-thirds of them voted for president obama as well. i mean, i think it says a lot, and you spoke about this last night how much the republican party has to connect with -- >> something that they will be thinking about. >> how they will find and make the connection. >> the white portion of the electorate has shrunk as it has every year. now it's 72%, and then you saw president obama ran up hugemore joins with non-white vote errs and you look at a state like nevada. it's 1 in 7 voters is latino. nevada has one of the worst economies, i think it has the highest unemployment rate. >> foreclosures. >> it's basically an economic basket case, and yet the
incumbent is able to prevail, and a lot of people will be looking at that and saying that's the effect of the latino vote. >> and smart republican strategists have already come to terms with this. had before the election, especially so this morning. some of them saying this morning that texas within eight years could turn into a swing state, one that republicans have taken for granted. 38 electoral votes but with the rising latino population that suddenly could go into that category. >> republican ted cruz won in the stat, by the way. >> of all the important things to come out of the election, stunned to see what you zeroed in on here, savannah. >> to use brian williams team, weed, marijuana. >> that's not brian williams term. people say that. >> that was one of the funnier moments. >> let's put it plainly, we're talking about weed. colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana without a prescription. washington state also legalized it. massachusetts approved pot for medical reasons. i have to say it's a little complicated with federal law
still forbids it. governor hickenlooper in colorado who won last night had a funny statement. he said the voters have spoken. we have to respect their will. this will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. that said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don't break out the cheetos or goldfish too quickly. that's why i bring it up. >> that's a great tweet. >> in a related story savannah just purchased a second home in colorado. >> oh, willie. >> a ski home. >> my favorite exchange last night is when lester hold said oh, yeah it's a good night for pot smokers and brian williams said let's keep your personal life out of it. >> got a little punchy there. >> for me some of the enduring images yesterday were the lines. a lot of us stood in lines to vote. we saw lines as six hours. >> i had no line. i was disappointed. should be waiting in a long line. >> one, how great is this that we still live in a country where
people will wait six hours to cast a single vote in an election and number two how in the era of the iphone and ipad are we still standing in six-hour lines? has to be a better way. complications with electronic voting and concerns about fraud but there's got to be a better way than waiting six hours and having your name looked up in a phone book before you go into a booth. >> what's amazing to me is the areas that were ravaged by sandy. i mean, it seemed like they had the process down in a lot of the areas whereas in some areas here in new york city some of the voting poll areas, didn't have it down, and they had huge lines, and they weren't even affected by the hurricane. >> take two, twitter talk. the photo of the president hugging the first lady, been talking about it this morning, became the most popular twitter message of all time. >> retweeted. >> half a million times and there's a before and after image of the obama family, then and now, and it has gone viral, too. we've got that picture to show >> you what's amazing, i think is just seeing how much the
girls have grown up in this time. this is the before picture. this is four years ago, and then now, look at them. i mean, malia is almost as tall as michelle and -- and sasha, they are just gorgeous and beautiful growing up so nicely. >> and the president's got a bit more gray hair. >> what i liked about michelle, obviously everybody looks at what she's wearing, so last night, of course, everybody is like what is she wearing? and interesting to note she's wearing a recycled dress, meaning one she's worn many times over now. i think she wore it at a 2009 event and then a 2010 holiday party, a michael kors dress, recycling her dress again being very careful with the message the economy is still struggling so wearing that dress to stick to that message. >> and looking at that picture, done such a good job keeping the girls out of the spotlight. >> well rounded. >> and giving them as normal life as possible. >> we're so blabby that we'll call this take two because we didn't get to take three or the
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comfortable. we have every reason to believe we're going to be at this for a good long while. >> how good is romney's offense? how good is the president's defense? >> it's a different year. have you to think back where we were four years ago. we elected the first african-american president. >> this is the most important number of the night, watching that electoral vote. the road to 270. >> what's the key for mitt romney tonight is to go on the offense, to turn a 2008 obama state into a 2012 romney state. >> looking at these county returns, very closely, and i'm obsessed here a little bit watching orange county. florida is going to be razor tight all night. >> i would love geeking out with chuck todd. chuck, thanks. >> paul ryan's home state has fallen to the democrats. >> midwestern firewall is holding for president obama. >> that wisconsin call is such a big deal because it is now just ohio away for the president. >> we've been following florida. want to go back to the drama. >> 2,000 beep remembers going off for all the lawyers already in florida because everybody
knew this would be a tight race. >> do they still use beepers down there, do they? >> speaking to obama campaign officials who say that they like what they are seeing right now. >> in the words of one source close to the romney campaign so far this night is stinging. >> it wasn't a very romantic campaign. >> hang on, chuck. hang on, chuck. >> here we go. >> we've got some critical calls. >> yes, we do. >> let's see now, roll them. ohio, president obama. >> brian, there's no what ifs anymore. that's done. >> gone from excited to election. take a moment to take it all in. >> president barack obama has become the fourth democrat in the last 100 years to be elected to a second term. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your wish to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader so ann and i join will you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation.
>> we're not as divided as our politics suggest. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe, and we remain more than a collective of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america, and together with your help and god's grace we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just what it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. >> great victory speeches, great concession speech as well. >> so gracious. >> classfully done. >> a peaceful transfer of power and, you know, this is for president obama now, we've had three consecutive presidents now with a second term. that hasn't happened in more than 200 years, so relative -- >> look at the political facts.
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good morning to you. 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. on the heels of election day the markets taken a fall this morning, falling more than 300 points after president obama's re-election and new concerns about the global economy. scott mcgrew joins us right now. what should we make of all this? >> i think you should make not necessarily that the markets are disappointed with the actual election itself or who is president, but more concerned, laura, about what's going on with the fiscal cliff. if we have a democratic president, and a republican house, can they get along well enough in the next 55 days to come to some agreement on the budget? as far the markets, the dow industrials down 295 points this morning. nasdaq down 68 points. again, i think you're seeing concern on the fiscal cliff. not on concern over exactly who
was elected yesterday. >> all right. something certainly to watch. thank you very much, scott. now for a look at some of the results from the big measures in california. proposition 30 passed early this morning. 54% overwhelmingly. this is, of course, governor jerry brown's, the taxes on education that will be taxed to high wage earners. we're going to have more, much ahead. it is 9:27. right after this break.
welcome back. the time now 9:28. taking a live look over a very cloudy san rafael. still waiting for the clouds to clear. that sun will be out in full force here. you're just going to have to wait until about noon today. highs will be comfortable. back to the 70s. back to average for this time of year. 74 in livermore, 68 in fremont, 67 today in san francisco. temperatures fall into the 50s, as we head through thursday and friday. also, expecting some showers, and low snow levels maybe our first dusting of snow on mount hampton. check your drive with mike.
>> clouds in the north bay. over here in the south bay, also. drivers still seeing fit to use their headlights through some of the low clouds throughout the area. fog as you're heading over the hills, as well. the orange overlay, that's where fog may be an issue trouble driving through the area. the northbound 101 is still the slow one. south 880 and 680 also traffic remains there, earlier accident. and here this is the east shore freeway, smooth drive underneath the university avenue. >> all right, thank you very much, mike. and thank you for joining us. another local news update in half an hour.
>> bond, james bond. >> that is daniel craig as the latest bond. google talked it daniel craig about the role tomorrow on "today." some think he's the best bond ever. >> come on. >> you saw the movie. >> i do love daniel craig. brings such athleticism. >> yeah. athleticism is like code for looks good without a shirt on. >> slow motion walking out of the ocean. >> athleticism, athleticism. >> you can choose to define it however you want, savannah. >> his athleticism will be here
tomorrow on "today." you won't want to miss that. >> on full display. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside natalie morales and willie geist. >> coming up, we'll separate fact from fiction when it comes it your health. there's common beliefs such as flossing to help your heart or the belief that yoga is gentle on your body. we'll get a real scoop about some of the conventional wisdom out there. >> never heard that, flossing for your heart. >> really. apparently the plaque in your teeth has a lot to -- at least that's what we think, conventional thinking. >> need to learn more about that. we will a little bit later. if you're looking for a place to visit a tour of the very best in the world and according to some very seasoned travels we've got the conde nast award winners, everything from the top cities and hotels, many right here in the united states. savannah has still not guessed the number one city. and then up in "today's kitchen," three words for you. ready, bacon-wrapped meatloaf. >> that's comfort food. >> talk to me, baby. >> the very popular pioneer
woman cooking up. >> makes me sad that al is not here to enjoy. >> mentioning al roker. ear muffs, bacon-wrapped meatloaf. i'm sorry. we'll save some for you. how are you doing? >> actually i would like -- i would like some ear muffs made of bacon-wrapped meatloaf. that would be fantastic. >> oh, man. >> we're here at point pleasant beach. you've seen the trucks behind me. look at the size of the tire track that this thing leaves. it's amazing. they are replenishing the beach. they built the dunes up. this isn't even high tide yet. high tide is going to be around 1:30 this afternoon. one of the detectives at point pleasant beach said they are
very nervous about it right now. let's take a look and show you what's going on as far as today's weather. this nor'easter is making its way up the coast. rain along the coast. snow inland and windy conditions. out west we're looking at some mountain snows in the western plains and showers in the mid-mississippi river valley. fog in central california. tomorrow a big area of rain and snow in the northern plains. wet weather extends down along the central california coast. look for rain into the upper midwest. also still some rain and snow throughout coastal and northern new england. that's what's going on around >> 9:33en or a wednesday morning. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. still mostly cloudy from san jose to livermore. but that sun will break through the clouds with limited sunshine to start the day. expecting temperatures to drop off by about 20 degrees. watch out for thick pockets of fog up in the north bay. 74 degrees in livermore. and today 72 degrees in fairfield. 69 in santa teresa. 68 in oakland.
basically temperatures on track with our seasonal averages for one day only. tomorrow it feels like winter. rain showers for the second half of your thursday. >> savannah, natalie and willie, we are talking tomorrow. by this time tomorrow in parts of central and northern new jersey, even to southern new jersey, there could be anywhere from 3 to 9 inches of snow. some areas as much as 11 to 12 inches. >> wow. >> oh, gosh. so this is going to be one fun storm, kids. >> things that we don't need in this region. >> just as some people were getting their power back on, it could be taken away. >> great work, al roker, once again. >> coming up next, award-winning cities, hotels and resorts. what's the best city in america, willie? >> wait no more. >> we'll tell you right after this. with depression, simple pleasures can simply hurt. the sadness, anxiety, the loss of interest. the aches and pains and fatigue.
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its 25th annual readers choice awards with the top destinations and hotels. good morning. >> good morning, willie. >> breaking the tension here. setting it up, want to get to the number one most popular city in the united states, according to your research. >> yes, for the second year in a row, top in the u.s. and now in the world, charleston, south carolina. >> great town. >> it's a fabulous town. on fire. savvy travelers are really enjoying this place because there's so much to offer here. it has history and culture. it has a real easy pace. fantastic sophisticated dining that's a magnet for foodies everywhere and proximity to beautiful beaches and this place really scores high for ambience and friendliness. what really kicked it to the top of the list this year. really anywhere in the world, and it's really telling also that will eight hotels in charleston have scored 90 and above. i mean, that's equivalent to london. >> wow, the people are great. southern charm.
there a few months ago for the primary there and the restaurants are absolutely fantastic. a row of restaurants about ten deep and all just fabulous. >> glad you got a reservation. >> i know a guy. san francisco, chicago, santa fe and new york round out. any surprises on the list for you? >> the top five have all been circling around the top. what's really nice about charleston is the second year in the row and top in the world now so we're really excited about that. >> best in the world for resorts, we have to go to australia for that one? >> it's on hamilton island in queens land, australia. a really ultmath mat luxury tropical destination and one of only four properties ever in the history of readers choice awards to get a perfect 100 score. that means it scored in all categories. nestled in 30 acres, very secluded. 60 gorgeous huge pavilions. we're talking private plunge pools that look out into the sea. you get wallabies and cockodoos
that come up on your deck and if you wanted to the staff will bring you with a picnic. >> it has to look expensive. >> it's about $1,000 enough. >> midwest here in the united states also scored the highest in the country with your readers, and it's in the windy city. >> it's the waldorf astoria hotel in chicago, the second year it's actually scored the best in the u.s. it's situated fantastically on the gold coast. what's great about this place. rooms, 188 rooms. they have the largest rooms in chicago pretty much. 889 square foot is the average. they are very chic and inspired by coco chanel and christian dior and what the readers really love is they have a very unique no-tipping policy. you get great service without having to tip every single time. >> so many great hotels in new
york city. i don't know how the readers would pick just one but they did. which one? >> peninsula new york, ideally located just a few blocks from here on fifth avenue and 55th street. we're talking grand, sumptuous hotel, and the service is literally white glove. it's legendary, their service. they will do everything from walking your dog to pick up a pair of shoes from a downtown boutique, and it's -- its rooftop terrace is something wonderful. >> really more affordable. the number one hotel in the south is louisville, kentucky. >> louisville, kentucky, a great place, really lively. actually a 90-room hotel and contemporary art museum. it's a converted series of former bourbon and tobacco warehouses in downtown louisville so it's really fun. the rooms are loft-like and really friendly service. what really makes this hotel, its really astonishing collection of contemporary art
on display everywhere in the hotel, in the restaurant, within the galleries. i mean, we're talking really great artist like sarah walker and sam taylor wood. >> the number one in the west is the oxford hotel in denver, $200 a night. >> really great deal. >> and in california, auberge du soleil. thanks for joining me. >> thanks for having me. >> and coming up next, we'll separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to your health. they are not hard to fi. just four ingredients, it all starts here. just as it was back 100 years. from the seed to the spoon, simple things go into every flake, every bite, genuine, true. the simple grains cereals from kellogg's. start simple. start right. what are you lookin' at? i wasn't... not looking at anything...
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this morning on "today's health," busting some common myths. a common stream of studies and research, hard to though what to believe when it comes to your well-being. carrie glassman is a nutritionist and contributor to "women's health" magazine. science and nutrition health research, still a new science. >> exactly, and contradiction is the norm. >> right. >> i always remind people of that, and the best we can do is take all of the research in account, of course, the latest research and our own personal needs when making health decisions. >> all right. so let's get to some of these statements that we posted on our website and our viewers weighed in on what they thought was fact and what they thought was fiction, and we'll reveal the first belief is footloosing is actually good for your heart so 91% of our viewers thought this was true. it's an accurate statement. 9% of our viewers thought it was false. we hear so much about plaque and
your teeth being related to, you know, heart disease, so what's the truth. >> well, i'm not surprise that had your viewers thought that because for years doctors have touted the link between periodontal disease and heart disease. that's because they thought that the bacteria in our teeth that cause gum disease gets into our bloodstream causing an inflammatory response in our blood vessels which increases our risk for heart disease and stroke. however, the new thought is what happens in your mouth stays in your mouth. the american heart association looked at over 500 journal articles and studies, and they now say that there's no clear evidence that gum disease causes heart disease. but the net-net leer is, of course, we should still be footloosing away to reduce gum disease and, of course, also to prevent bad breath. >> okay. so keep flossing. next belief is you shouldn't eat soy if someone in your family has had breast cancer. 29% of our viewers thought that that statement was in fact true and 71% think it's false.
so research says. >> soy is one of the most controversial topics in the nutrition world, and soy contains compounds called isoflavins which mimic estrogen and tumors in the breast failed by isoflavins. a recent study looked at over 10,000 breast cancer survivors and it showed when they had 10 milligrams of isoflavins a day, as much as you'll find in half a gram of soy milk so people are throwing up their hands. what do you do in the recommendation is have about one serving of real soy, so edamame or tempe versus processed soy. if that's even too much for you, take out a couple of servings per meat and add in real soy, reducing the meat and getting the benefits of real soy without going overboard.
>> good to know. next one, fat-free salad dress, the best choice. 83% of our viewers responded said they think it's false where 17% think it's true. >> we all know somebody that has their fridge lined with fat-free salad dressings because the thought always was take out the fat, lose the fast. we now know that fat is healthy for us for multiple reasons. one of them is absorbing fat soluable vitamins so it's particularly important when you're eating a salad because salads are loaded with vitamins, the keratonoids that helps lower the risk of heart disease. that doesn't mean you pour on the dressing. add a clear base where if you like the creamy dressing, i tell people to get the heart healthy fats from avocado and mix it with a cream el balsamic vinegar. >> thank you so much. more tips on our website that
this morning in "today's kitchen," what's for dinner, bacon-wrapped meatloaf. that's what's for dipper. that's all i'm going to say to get you up to the tv. ree drummond, aka the pie mere woman has a new book aka called "charlie and the christmas kitty." >> good morning, willie. >> the book comes together with the food here because charlie is like a bacon freak, is that right? >> that's the understatement of the year. i have this basset hound and he loves napping and bacon. >> a lot like me. >> yeah, me, too, come to think about it. i've blogged about charlie for years. he's this hilarious lazy dog and
i've written a couple of children's books about him and my new book has a christmas theme. it documents what happens when a kitten comes into charlie's life so in honor of charlie the bacon lover i have a bacon spread for us. >> i like how a book segment has turned into a meatloaf segment so let's get right into it. >> i'll have you tell me what to do. we've got some ground beef and white bread soaked in milk here and help me throw all these ingredients in, parsley, beaten egg, parmesan, a little cajun seasoning for some kick. >> what's the story on the bread and the milk? how long do you soak that? >> just enough for the bread to soak up the milk, not artisan crusty loaf, like white sandwich bread from our youth. knead it together. >> and it becomes a hunk of
meat. >> you don't put it in a pan. >> i put it on a baking pan and all the grease drips off it and what this meatloaf so charlie friendly or ree friendly, i wrap it in bacon slices and tuck it under and i'll move on to the sauce which is my favorite part of meatloaf which is ketchup-based. >> brown sugar with ketchup. >> ketchup, brown sugar, hot sauce for a sick, i like things saucy and a little dried mustard and worcestershire. >> do you feel like you can put bacon on almost anything? >> i wouldn't want to live in a world without bacon so i find all sorts of ways to use it and all sorts of things to wrap it in so anything wrapped in bacon is wonderful. so basically with the sauce, it just gets purees over the top. i reserve a little bit for dipping at the end. >> all right. >> spread this around. >> hi, natalie. >> all that bacon. >> meat wrapped in meat.
>> life it good. >> i like to serve this with mashed potatoes or mac & cheese and in honor of the bacon lover choo charlie i'm doing cheese grits with bacon. creamy cheese grits with bacon. >> beautiful, too, the presentation. >> best looking meatloaf i've ever saw. >> poor al roker. i'm going to put saran wrap over this and save this for him. ree, thanks so much. >> give our best to charlie. >> kathie lee and hoda coming up next.
point. it's fluctuating between about 290, to just over 300 points. we'll get a look at what this means from our scott mcgrew at 11:00. right now we want to check the forecast with christina. >> hey, thanks. yeah, we have a lot of low cloud cover. still have some lingering right at the immediate coast. the temperatures with limited sunshine will drop off. almost 20 degrees from yesterday. 74 degrees at livermore. 69 at santa teresa. gilroy you'll be at 73 where you broke a temperature record hitting 92 yesterday. now the rain is on the way. we stopped the clock on our future cast at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, getting some north bay showers. we'll see more of that activity between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. a little bit of a break overnight before more showers return on friday morning. your hour by hour forecast looking good for today. we'll be in the 60s by noon. inland cities will hit the 70s later on today. highs cooler but still seasonal. 50s, very cool thursday into friday. let's check your drive with mike. >> some of the low clouds christina is talking about finally burning off right here
in that gully around the gulf course. this is just beautiful. look at the lower drive, as well as you're heading south on the map. pleasanton around that bend where the yellow arrow is on the right, and slow down into fremont where some debris is getting cleared from the roadway right around mission. also 880 shows slowing and two earlier accidents look like they should be completely out of the road way and one towards the dumbarton bridge. the south bay looking good. the northbound route still slow from 101 and the orange highlighting there, where areas might have some lingering fog. >> okay, mike, thanks. for the latest traffic and news wrup date find us on facebook. search nbc news bay area.
hello, everybody, welcome to winesday wednesday, november 7th. we survived. we survived what i think was the longest election -- >> in the history. >> from beginning to end in the history. it seemed like that. >> we all felt like that baby, the one that was cries, bronco bama and mitt romney. last night, i think they called it 1591:12, they called it for barack obama. he is president of the united states once again p he was, by the way, most tweeted about political event in u.s. history. now, i guess this is the
first -- the other election had twitter but i don't think like that. >> twitter has so taken off. even i tweet. so, that tells you how big, don't actually do it, but you know what i mean. i'm involved in the process. i have heard about that. >> things have changed enormously in the last four years. they will only change the next four. >> the obamas tweeted a photograph after they won and said four more years and it is a hugging picture of barack obama and his wife, michelle. >> but that's an older picture. >> yeah. a lot people were tweeting at voting places, i tweeted at mine only because my voting place yesterday -- >> in new york. >> everyone said you are going to breeze in. mine was a mob scene. i mean, look at -- this is me. >> there's no line. >> no. it is a blob. it's a moving mass of blob. >> like a springsteen concert. >> once you film out, by the way, with your pen, then you have to feed it into a machine in another line. >> you were getting yelled at for doing it improperly. they had to do it face up, which
meant everyone saw -- >> how you voted. >> that's why they call it winesday. >> well, usually i sit home and i'm a news junkie, i'm a political junky. >> yes, you are. >> i like to watch everything and analyze. i was at our show last night. >> where we are gonna be today. >> where we are gonna be today. i thought it was weird, thought it would be ten peoe. almost had a packed house last night. people are so weary, they voted, let's go see a show. hopefully all of broadway is busy last night. we need diversity. >> need to get their minds onto regular life and a lot of people, between the horrible storm and the election that's occupying a lot of people's thoughts, now, with the exception of what's coming tonight and the storm -- >> what concerns met most, the election showed us how unbelievably divided we are as a nation it can get soing you olympic both sides and we have to remember that no matter who you voted for, barack obama is our president.
>> right. >> and he is going to need our support and prayers more than ever with all the problem there is are in this world. so, try to put aside your own personal feelings and reach across whatever aisle is in front of you, because you know what ultimately, we are all in this together. >> you're right. you're right. when you watched it last night and you watched mitt romney's concession speech and an elegant man. >> i got to say in this country, it's so unique in that you watch a very rabid bat went an for a year, forever, it seems like and then in one night, it is like -- civility reigns. >> no coup d'etats here. >> not only do we do this show but we were correspond dents for another program, we were very, very busy working for "the "daily show."" watch! >> "the "daily show"" election night special, featuring jason jones, jessica williams, george
stephanopoulos, jim cantore a anderson keeper and his golden saxophone, hologram edward r. murrow, bob schieffer. >> all right. >> tom brokaw. >> if it ain't brokaw you don't fix t. >> jose diaz-balart. [ speaking in spanish ] >> you'll be the first to know. >> hoda and kathie lee. >> we've been drinking since since the midterm. >> and me -- >> patrick stewart. >> "the "daily show"" election night coverage this ends now. >> okay. did you see us? >> yeah. >> we were excellent. that was the most words. >> do we get paid for that? okay. there is a professional cuddler out there, you guys, a weird story. you want to know who is right and who is wrong force? that gnocchi, the squirrel. >> the squirrel. >> gotten so many of these political -- campaign -- he has called them, called the race the right way. >> there were two bowls of nut, one for president obama, one for governor romney and he was
supposed to pick the nuts and the nuts he ate were the winner. >> he ate more of the governor's nuts. >> anyway, and also jimmy fallon's dog was incorrect. >> garrity girl was wrong, too. a lot of people were wrong a lot of people. just shows you how these things skew so weirdly. it ain't over. yogi bear was right. >> the fat lady since. >> right. talk to us about the cuddler. >> a 29-year-old woman who wanted to make extra cash, she realized that a lot of people don't have a lot of love in their life, she decide she had would call herself the professional cuddler, charge people $60 an hour for afefect n affection, crawl into her bed, fully clothed, no hanky-panky business, someone paid $60 and hug and lay there in her bed. >> that is among the weirder things i've ever heard in my life. first of all -- >> it's a double bed. >> yeah?
>> doesn't matter. how sad and lonely is that somebody has to pay sbds 60 so they will hug them. have we come to that? >> i don't know. >> ask anybody on a new york street for a hug, they will give you one. they really l some people will give you a little goose at the same time. and steal your wallet, but that's all right. they will give you the hug you need. >> all right. okay. so yesterday, you guys, we talked about tink. >> yeah. outrageous reactions. yes. settle down, people. >> there's a tipping he had yet question, i'm not sure if she was eating with herself or others, $138.3 $138.35. on her receipt, she wrote "thank you, that was great and sorry, single mom." >> sorry, thank you, it was great, single mom. >> okay. some people saw that and were skeptical, some people thought that and she is being honest and open. >> a single mom who had $138 at
a meal for a restaurant. >> right. that is pretty steep. yeah. how about you go to a little less expensive restaurant and take care of the people that served you, seems to me. we don't know how legitimate this story is. we heard from a lot of you who do work in the service industry who feel like you guys, not just us, the world doesn't understand that we get paid less than minimum wage, 30% less in connecticut, at least. 30% less, because that's what tips are supposed to make up for. >> mm-hmm. >> and you know, they don't always. it's a crap shoot. so, we do feel your pain. i just have another part of me, too, that feels like i don't like to reward bad behavior. >> there is an an app you've got, on face books you get tagged in a picture? >> i used to play it when i was little. >> tagged on a photo -- >> you have no say in it, i
understand. >> yeah. yeah. >> now a new app called bada-bing. >> that brings back memories. >> ofs course, it does. >> the famous strip club in jersey -- sopranos, sopranos. >> anyway, the bottom line is this app has a way of finding your face and body, i guess face and body recognition, no matter where it is and it can find you only in a bathing suit, okay? so they can -- if there was a bathing suit picture ever posted of you, let's say some guy is clickety clacking. look at you. >> oh, my gosh. when was this? >> right before married frank, last time i looked like that. >> you look like cassidy, if you were blonde. >> the truth is, i can't believe cassidy weighs one pound more than i did at that point. >> oh, my god. >> actually, that is the only time i looked that good. the day before i didn't. and the day after i didn't. so, thank god somebody took a picture of me h. >> but can you imagine if
someone were looking online could type your name in and somewhere, some random -- that's not the picture i want. thanks. thanks. thanks a lot, okay? >> you look good, hoda. >> oh, yeah. >> no you do. >> the reason i have a towel. i have always been self-conscious, look how i sit, towel, arms, everything, covering. >> you look terrific. >> by the way, thanks, okay. i know that was the best that was out there in the web. >> went last time you wore a bikini? >> you know what i wear them when i don't know anybody. >> but people know you >>. >> but i don't know them. >> you are an egyptian goddess. you could go down to puerto rico and think, oh, good, i'm safe. 30,000 people on the beach are going to know, there's hoda. >> you know what, i'm self-conscious. i usually -- i wear a wrap. and when i lay down, i lay down first and then i take the wrap off and then i put it back on to get up. >> never walk the beach? >> i don't walk it without a wrap. are you kidding? no. no. no. >> but i'm so in awe of people
quite heavy that just put their stuff out there for anybody and they're playing on the beach, they're frisbeeing, going and picking it up, putting it in your face. they don't care. they have -- they have something that i don't have. confidence. they have body confidence, god bless them. >> i'm also in awe of that one of those things you look and, wow, i'm always covering and hunching. >> you are the last piece of person -- piece of person who should. we have something we have to take up. wfrmt to have ask you this question first. would you ever go to a store, buy something, wear it and then return it? wear it and then return it, would you ever do such a thing? we have evidence that someone on our staff -- >> does it on a daily basis. >> joe app la mark ka. >> want all people in her area, this person should -- >> please look at her dress,
because she now owns t before she was wooing it. >> shamed her into buying it today. >> the tags in it. we pulled them out. now returning it. >> we would like to know if you make a habit of doing that and why, if you do it, do you think that that's okay when you're actually reducing the value of an article of clothing which you are probably going to return. say this costs oh, $98 and i could tell you the name of the store, but i won't. if you took it back after you wore it, it is -- it's no longer worth $98. so what we are asking now is if that savory? >> i kind of think no. >> what? >> i kind of think no. >> first of all, the sweetest human being on the planet exexcept for this theft thing, she is a wonderful person. >> except for the theft thing. >> she is not a liar though. that is the good news. you ask her, she will go yes, i do that a thief, not a liar. bifrnlt tent, if you took it home, you weren't sure.
kind of liked t. >> you try it on. you put it like -- >> but then you're not -- then you want reaction from your friends, you go, oh, i like it okay, then you own it. >> then what what do you say -- you have worn it out to dinner? yeah, you should fan yourself, with shame, misi is take it back. >> wore t. >> say you go out dancing. and there's pit marks and you take it back. >> pit marks, no, that's not right there should be a few -- but people in the store all the time, we don't know if they showered, put it on, took it off right in front of you. >> we'd love to know how you feel about that, okay? >> yes, we would. >> speaking of winesday wednesday, the best wine destination -- >> where are they? >> in the country. trip adviser surveyed, it said number five is long island, new york. come a long way with some of their wines. number four, the finger lakes region of new york state you more than 100 wineries in that area, 90% of new york's wine comes from there. >> wila met valley, oregon is known for their pinot noir,
which you love. >> love that number number two, napa valley, i thought would be first. >> the first place is -- >> sonoma. >> wow. >> sonoma, california. >> right next to one another, pretty much. have you ever been there, hoda? >> i have never been. is it beautiful? >> if you and i were ever going to have a romantic weekend that would be the place you and i would go. >> yeah. all right, you know where we are going to go today, wednesday? >> where? >> gallagher's. >> that's right. >> we are going to gallagher's, a big lunch with everybody coming, excited to drink a lot of wine. hfrnlt to cancel last week because of the hurricane. of course, having a nor'easter today but come on down. i mean, everything's relative, it's just going to be 60-mile-an-hour winds instead. only two feet of water. no, we are going to be at gallagher's restaurant on west 52nd street, okay, everybody? >> a bunch of people coming to visit. >> 200 ladies, sold out like that it is not going to be wood weather at that point they are saying, so, please come on down. >> friend, jen miller, going to be a big brew. >> lots of people coming. cheers.
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>> good to see you. >> nice to sue guys. >> you have been playing the bad girl in the five movies? >> i have been doing that yeah. >> every actress tells us, myself it is much more fun to be the bad girl. >> i initially thought it would be more challenging and it was, but i guess i didn't realize through the course of the films as everything was unfolding, people have a really hard time disassociating you from who you play. subconsciously, they think you're -- >> what do they say to you on the street? >> what is the worst thing someone said? >> actually, it is not bad. usually come up to you and say, oh, my god, you smile. okay. you are so nice. >> okay. so yeah, you're so not like your character. >> separate it. >> called acting. hello. >> this being the end, is it something you're looking forward to -- were you looking forward to it ending or wish that this was going to go on a little bit longer? >> i don't know. i have all kinds of feelings. it's strange. it's hard to feel sad over something that brought so much
joy to my life and there's so many wonderful things. >> everything happened for you. >> so many wonderful things came from this and we made it to five movies. i mean, these such an accomplishment and so grateful for it. but i mean, i am sad. i am sad. >> but i wouldn't want to wear red lipstick ever again for the rest of my life or be pale. >> how about the contacts? >> oh, that's right. pretty rough. >> now, was there a dash to grab some memorabilia? >> any thievery involved? >> personally, accident taking any. i'm always afraid of getting in trouble. >> you are a big karma believer? >> i am. i am. accident taking any. but i ended up somehow with my baseball shoes from the first movie. kristen actually went back to reshoots and grabbed them for me because she knew i loved them so much. >> they have got mud on them? >> they have mud on them, they sit in a box in my house, i can't wear them. >> probably auction them off and gift money to red cross or something, not that i would ask to you do it but probably a ton of money for something like
that? >> that's good idea. yeah. my mom might have her heart broken. >> give it to your mom, maybe. >> another career kind of going at the same time, a little musical career with your husband of one year, right? >> we just -- yeah, just hit the one-year mark. >> do we have a -- >> here's a little bit of your music video, the two of you. >> he is awfully recognizable. he was here with you last time. >> he was. >> tell us about paul. >> he usually -- we usually go everywhere together, but he -- you know, a 24-hour trip this time and so much fun with our music right now. >> you have been married a year r you said he said i love you very quickly after a week and he did it in the form of a song, right? >> yeah. two weeks after -- i said that? oh, my goodness. >> we read. >> everything we read. >> everything about me. he did. he wrote -- he wrote a song called "i love you, i'm just letting you know" and that's how he broke it for me. i played it for my mom instantly and i don't know if that was the thing to do it made him really
nervous. >> so, were you in love shortly after that, did it happen quickly? >> yeah it was all very -- now it's kind of a blur. i think at the time, i could talk about it a little more, it was fresh in my mind, now it feels like it all -- it all happened really fast it is kind of a blufrmt. >> well, you are lucky, off good life, right? the movie, a great husband. >> what -- jewelry line, right? >> i have my jewelry. i'm wearing some stuff right now, my topanga clip on, my earrings, wearing some stuff here. >> you are a busy girl. >> a busy girl. we have our album called "the best part," out now. >> just came out, right? they wrote all the songs together. >> beautiful. i listened to that music. i love t. >> wish you great happiness. we don't care what anybody says, we think you are really, really nice. tips how to avoid getting hacked. this is an important story, coming up. campbell's chunky soup. mom? who's mom? i'm the giants mascot.
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stories coming up in 30 minutes. we will see you at 11:00. back with more on this winesday, wednesday, playing who knew? today we are testing your knowledge of past commanders in chiefs. kathie lee gifford next door at the nintendo world store. ready to hand out $100 who get the answers right, those that don't, they get her cd. helping me out is the senior writer for "newsweek" and the daily beast. are we ready? >> ready, hoda. >> go across the street to kath. >> a lovely south carolina principal of a mccracken school is that what it? >> mccracken middle school. >> you better know this, missy, who was the first president to live in the white house, george washington, john adams, thomas jefferson or james madison? >> john adams. >> wow, she knows her stuff. wow. wow. wow. >> the resident act established the nation's first capitol,
built the white house for eight years, cost $232,000 to build the white house. a bargain in today's dollars, but not back then. john adams and abigail moved in in 1800. >> back across to kathy. >> holly jean gifford, can you believe it upstate new york? who was the youngest person to become president, was it james polk, theodore roosevelt, john f. kennedy or bim clinton? >> john f. kennedy. >> that's what i thought, too. >> she's wrong. the correct answer there is -- >> theodore roosevelt. i have all their ages. >> tell us. >> 1901, ross investment became president at the age of 42 years and 322 days, young youngest president. after his, kennedy, 43 bill clinton, third youngest, 46, then ulysses s grant and barack obama, fifth youngest president, sworn in at 47 years and 169 days. >> wow. back across to kath. >> nice lady from upstate new york what is the name of the new nbc television series based on a family at the white house, like
will life at the white house, commander in chief, 1600 penn or the situation room? >> 1600 penn. >> good for you. >> that's not even on yet? >> it is not. comes out january 10th. bull pullman, president in "independence day," place comedic president and his wife was jenna elfman from "dharma & greg," this trophy wife first lady. >> that was weird. back across to kath. >> from new york city, which president got permission to build a swimming pool and a movie theater in the white house? was it george washington -- movie meter is i -- well. franklin delano roosevelt, richard nixon or ronald reagan? >> roosevelt? >> they cheat bud we will give it to them. >> yeah, franklin roosevelt. >> needed the pool for therapy for his legs, built the pool in 1933, 1942, a movie theater a good who knew for you, do you know who the first person was who watched an x-rated movie in the white house?
>> no. i think i know but -- >> jimmy carter, watched "midnight cowboy." x-rated means something different now than then. >> back across to kath. >> this lady from california. all righty. which actor played president bartlett in the popular tv series "the west wing," john lithgow, rob lowe, marten sheep or jeff daniels? >> martin sheen. >> more cheating than in the election. >> people know. what is going on? >> only lit president, aaron sorkin when he wrote "the west wing" didn't think the president would be featured at all and martin sheen cast in four episodes, he was so great, they kept bringing him back. >> he was great in that row. i think time for another one. >> one more. all right, true or false, every president in the white house has been married. >> false. >> third time they cheated in a row. >> who knew all the answers? the girl in the back? give her all the money.
so, who was not married? >> james buchanan, the 15th president, never got married. he did live for 15 years with his man friend, another senator, not saying anything. >> what? >> just saying -- before becoming president, add male roommate friend. >> because of that we are going to do one more. go ahead, one more. >> all the way from hawaii. which movie does michael douglas plate president of the united states, the american president, charlie wilson's war, independence day or frost nixen? >> the american president. >> wait, did he cheat? did he cheat, too? >> we both love that movie, 1995, annette bening the romantic interest. it's great. a great one. are we doing another one? is it over? one more. one more, kath. >> i guess, which president was a licensed bartender? >> oh, my goodness, i will say cleveland. >> you're wrong. good guess. >> all right. what's the correct answer? >> abraham lincoln, before becoming president, he owned a tavern but he didn't really
drink sew believe informed selling alcohol but didn't partake in it himself. >> these are all very interesting, by the way. >> thank you for having me. >> thanks for coming on. are you an easy target for online scammers? we will tell you how to avoid getting hacked. sara haynes, you know, they get into her stuff, right after this. ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪
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twitter accounts and wifi, we are all connected all the time, except of course, you >>. >> i am tech adverse, that is true. but the average person has about 25 different online accounts and only uses about half a dozen passwords. so how do you protect yourself from getting hacked? love that word. >> one person in dire need of shep our own sara haines, here to protect sara and you is will pellagain, the center for internet security and founder of cybergriffin. >> so nice to have you. >> how are you? >> we're good. we think of sara as really, you know, savvy about all this stuff. >> and she is. she is great. this is not about sara, per se. i mean, so many people are falling prey to phishing attacks. >> now, you call it phishing, but it's p-h? >> the hackers change that. >> sara has an account, how would someone be able to -- there are passwords and could be numbers, letters a million things to think of, how would you ever find out. >> you know what a phishing scam is, right? >> no explain for people. >> such as ourselves who don't
know. >> you got that e-mail and it said that it was somebody that was in europe and they have been detained and they need money and you want to have them send it, it was a relative that you would want to send money to. so, it'ses's scam, nigerian scams, read about all of those. >> yeah. yeah. >> in this particular case, we played little prank with your producers to see whether or not she would fall prey to a phishing attack. >> well, sara, you are savvy, sara, not just someone who opens up every weird e-mail. >> yeah. >> e-mail was from you. >> you were part of this, too. >> so wait, what does this say what happens? >> it says -- oops, sorry. >> did you really dress trixie as tiger? hey, i saw this pic of trixie? >> no. >> it is my dog. that is my first reaction, oh, my gosh, hoda knows my dog. that's how it popped up on my screen. >> is very easy to do. >> so you sign like that all the time. >> i sign like that.
>> so there's two problems here, the first problem is if you look at it if you clicked on your name from the sender, hoda, really isn't you, see the 9 at the end? we blocked out the e-mail address. >> i can't see what it says. >> okay this is a made up -- this is a made up e-mail, not your e-mail. but it showed up in her e-mail box, just says hoda. that's why that was number one. >> of course you would react. then what happened? >> so all firning scams have three components. one, comes from a trusted source, apparent trufsed source like hoda. the second is it is either going to entice to you do something or scare to you do something, meaning they want -- the hackers want you not to think. if you took a breath and you really sat back, you would start thinking this would not be real. for example, no offense, hoda, i'm not sure if you would know how to make a hyper link to take this in the words. >> i was more impressed you knew my dogs. >> hoda always signs xo. >> i have to tell you all this came from the internet. we did not get any information from your producers. we went out and just did our own
public availability of information that's out there. >> let's fast forward. so, she clicked on the take this thing? >> what would have happened, if i was a bad guy, malicious software would have been downloaded on her computer, totally compromised meaning i could do anything she could do on her computer. >> like what? >> turn on her camera, watch what's going on in her house? >> any password i typed n. >> any credentials, take all her information and -- >> tap into her bank account, drain her bank account, get on her credit cards? anything? >> 500 million phishing scam e-mails a day. >> so, if i get some -- >> so secure. i love this. >> so, what do you do? get an e-mail looks like a dproirngtsd click on it? >> don't click on on t we are a clickaholic society at this point. we are clicking so fast, just take a breath. look at it does it make sense? does it really look like -- >> who has time for that? >> seen it on my desktop, i open it on my iphone, it would have shown that e-mail and that would have caught me, because i know
your account, but it didn't, it popped up hoda kotb. >> your phone is more dangerous in that sense, as much information? >> no, either one would have done it if she was busy. sara business circumstance and that's why so many people are falling prey, a large majority of people fall prey. >> we have to tell people about passwords. >> absolutely. >> a lot of people use the same password for everything it is hard to remember this password's for twitter this one for facebook this for my american express, some people use one blanket password. >> some people, like you? >> you know what a bad password, any word in the common dictionary, even if it is a foreign language, anything numbers. >> halloween would be a bad password? >> absolutely. >> why? >> would be breached -- broken, hacker could attack that within a matter of seconds. how? >> they have tools now, tools that break that at a rate of 8.2 billion attempts per second. >> a lot of people use the word password as their password. >> yeah. let me ask you, is your -- not going to ask you what your
password was, a common language word? >> not your concern. >> no. that's good answer. but if it is, go home and change it right away. >> that's a good one? >> i would never remember that. who could remember that? >> give you an easy tip. a phrase -- a phrase from one of your favorite sing. >> flo rida. >> shawnty got low eight times. >> i don't know but i love the song. >> we have one four, too, kathie lee. >> duh at d -- that looks like -- a question mark? it looks like russian >>. >> broadway show. >> yeah. >> do you have a dream, question mark, stand up. >> wow, i like that. >> that's smart. >> so this is easy to remember and you can just vary slightly for different accounts. the reason why you need to have
different passwords, if i break into one of them, then i've got keys to the kingdom. >> great information. an awful lot of people. >> thank you very much. >> my pleasure. >> i needed it. thank you. >> you want to find out if you're hackable, you can take will's quiz, on our website at klgandhoda.com. the jazzed up brownies. you can't wait. no up about is going to know that they came from a books. we are going to show you how to cheat once again. golly. >> i liked your password. [ bells dinging ] ♪ hark how the bells, sweet silver bells ♪
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there's no more delicious dessert than a moist, chocolaty brownie. we are taking an ordinary boxed mix and kicking it up with some delicious ingredients, like kara people and peanut butter. ladies home journal, kara is here. >> a normal bouke buy, duncan hines or whatever? >> any boxed brownie, don't have to to go to the bakery to get fancy brownies, everything goes
with it. it is really easy. think i'm not going to do raspberry brownies, i'm not a pastry chef. cream cheese, egg, sugar. >> how much? >> a cup. >> two pats of butter. >> see. you know. >> mm-hmm. >> and a little bit of flour. for stabilization. >> stabilization. a hard time. >> exactly. >> what is this? >> almond extract. a little extra flavor. okay. i have to use my stirring muscles. go, girl. >> so that's all it takes. the mixer or your muscles. >> okay. >> then -- >> yep. >> onto the brownie mix, in a 9 by 13 pan. and dollop it on. i'm just going to do half and show you how easy it is to marble this. >> okay.
>> oh. >> marble. >> take a knife, whatever you want and get that marbled. full sprinkle some raspberries. >> of course i will. >> yes. >> and bake it. >> is that it? >> that's it. >> those are them. like bakery quality. >> according to the directions on the box? doesn't change. >> no. and just the base, adding to these, making them fancy. >> pretty. >> next one we are taking that trend of salty and sweet. so we broke pretzels up and mixed them into the brownie batter, baked them on top, really crunchy. >> then what do we do? >> these are melted butterscotch chips. >> of course they are. >> a ziploc bag, you don't have to get -- >> okay. >> drizzle, right? >> yes, so it's caramel, chocolate. want to do it? >> do t it's warm. >> look what's happening. >> make the lines. >> awesome. so it sets up and you get those beautiful little -- >> reminds me a little bit of when my kids were little -- >> stop it, stop it.
stop it. >> i'm just gonna try this. >> try that. tell me how it is. other ones we have are ginger pineapple. >> all the recipes on your website or in the magazine? >> i know. i know. >> one more. the one i'm waiting for. >> talk about that one. so this is one of my favorites, like you've been eating reese se's peanut butter cups. chocolate chips mixed inside and nuts. >> what kind of peanut butter is this? >> regular smooth peanut butter, natural or not. now the other great thing. >> unbelievable -- >> the other great thing, get gluten-free baking mixes, the gourmet baking mixes, whatever you want, really easy. >> this is delicious. >> right? >> not going back to the other ones? >> we have to stop now because we are on our way to gallagher's. >> got take a break. be back with more on "today" on nbc. >> maybe one more bite.